All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for London

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Promoting London in the interests of all its people, places and businesses as a global city and powerhouse of the economy

The APPG for London is a forum for MPs and Peers to work together on a cross-party basis to strengthen the capital's voice in Parliament. The group’s purpose is to promote the capital in the interests of all Londoners. 

London Councils provides the secretariat to the group on behalf of London government including the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The group is listed on the APPG Register.

APPG meetings are open to representatives of organisations interested in and affected by the issues being discussed. If you wish to attend, please contact the APPG secretariat team. 

2021 programme of events


Previous meetings

Spending Review 2021: Priorities for economic recovery, levelling up, and London's local services - Wednesday 22 September 2021 

Ahead of the government unveiling its three-year spending review and autumn budget at the end of October, London parliamentarians were invited to a briefing and discussion on the capital's priorities in the context of securing the post-pandemic economic recovery and the government's levelling up agenda. 

What next for London's businesses? - Tuesday 8 September 2020

The APPG brought together experts from the City of London Corporation, UK Hospitality, and the London Economic Action Partnership to discuss how the capital's businesses have coped with Covid-19 and what needs to happen next to ensure they recover.

APPG for London minutes 08.09.20 

Covid-19's impact on London boroughs' finances - Wednesday 24 June 2020

In its first-ever virtual meeting, the APPG considered the impact of Covid-19 on London boroughs' finances. 

Watch a recording of this event.



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Officers of the APPG for London



Sir Bob Neill, Co-Chair 

MP for Bromley and Chislehurst 



Catherine West, Secretary

MP for Hornsey & Wood Green

Lord Tope Portrair

Lord Graham Tope, Vice-Chair



Florence Eshalomi, Vice-Chair

MP for Vauxhall


David Simmonds, Vice-Chair

MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Feryal Clark, Co-Chair

MP for Enfield North

Rupa Huq, Vice Chair

MP for Ealing Central and Acton


APPG reports and publications


Civil Society Strategy consultation response

The APPG responded to the Government’s civil society strategy consultation.

Read the Civil Strategy consultation response

Bridging the Skills Gap

A radical overhaul of the skills system across the UK is needed if businesses are to avoid the negative effects of Brexit. Organisations in the capital are facing significant challenges as they seek to recruit employees with the right skills to do the job.

Read the report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for London

View the extended web content to accompany the report

Air Quality

Read  our Air Quality briefing

Devolution for London

See two documents on devolution to London prepared by the Greater London Authority and London Councils

Devolution briefing

London Finance Commission - updated charts