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.
The APPG's themes for the year are:
- Devolution: Bringing power closer to communities
- Meeting London’s skills needs
- Tackling crime in the capital
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.
2020 programme of events
Future meeting details will be shared here in due course.
Covid-19's impact on London boroughs' finances - Wednesday 24 June
In its first-ever virtual meeting, the APPG considered the impact of Covid-19 on London boroughs' finances.
Meeting of APPG officers and stakeholder group - Monday 27 January
Following discussion of the priority issues facing London, the APPG's themes for the year were chosen.
Inaugural meeting in the new Parliament - Tuesday 14 January
Parliamentarians met to reconsitute the APPG.
Previous meetings (in 2019)
Annual general meeting - Tuesday 23 July
The 2019 AGM saw the re-election of the officers and the successful re-registeration of the group with the parliamentary authorities.
Summer reception - Wednesday 26 June
Kindly sponsored by London First.
London's HIV challenge - Monday 20 May
With London set to host Fast-Track Cities 2019 (the first international gathering of cities accelerating their responses to HIV) in September, this APPG for London meeting was a timely opportunity to consider the capital's HIV challenge and the policies needed to help end HIV altogether.
Brexit and London's businesses - Monday 11 February
This meeting focused on the implications of leaving the EU for businesses in the capital. Guest speakers from three key business sectors shared their perspectives.
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Contact the APPG secretariat
020 7934 9970
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 Graham Tope, Vice-Chair
Florence Eshalomi, Vice-Chair
MP for Vauxhall
David Simmonds, Vice-Chair
MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
APPG reports and publications
Civil Society Strategy consultation response
The APPG responded to the Government’s civil society strategy consultation.
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.
Devolution for London
See two documents on devolution to London prepared by the Greater London Authority and London Councils