Commonwealth APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 01/07/2020

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To inform Members about the Commonwealth Secretariat's developments to strengthen the Commonwealth network; to keep members aware of the range of non-parliamentary activities and programmes carried out underneath the Commonwealth brand, both on governmental and non-governmental levels; and to take advantage of opportunities within the developing Commonwealth network for Britain's political and commercial activities and for Britain's positioning in the new international landscape.


Current Members
Name Role Party Date Joined
Andrew Rosindell Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Romford) 28 Sep 2017
Lord Howell of Guildford Honorary President Conservative 28 Sep 2017
Lord Chidgey Co-Chair Liberal Democrat 28 Sep 2017
Chi Onwurah Vice Chair Labour (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) 30 Jul 2015
Baroness Prashar Vice Chair Crossbench 30 Jul 2015
Baroness Uddin Vice Chair & Secretary Non-affiliated 30 Jul 2015
Sir Edward Leigh Vice Chair Conservative (Gainsborough) 28 Sep 2017
Conor McGinn Vice Chair Labour (St Helens North) 10 Oct 2018
Sammy Wilson Vice Chair Democratic Unionist Party (East Antrim) 10 Oct 2018
Deidre Brock Vice Chair Scottish National Party (Edinburgh North and Leith) 10 Oct 2018
Mary Robinson Vice Chair Conservative (Cheadle) 24 Feb 2020
Dr Lisa Cameron Vice Chair Scottish National Party (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) 24 Feb 2020
Tommy Sheppard Vice Chair Scottish National Party (Edinburgh East) 24 Feb 2020
Lord Addington Vice Chair Liberal Democrat 24 Feb 2020
Paul Bristow Vice Chair Conservative (Peterborough) 24 Feb 2020
Baroness Hooper Vice Chair Conservative 24 Feb 2020
Commonwealth APPG Contact Details as of 1 Jul 2020

Registered Contact:

Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8475. Email: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk.

Public Enquiry Point:

Elizabeth van der Valk, Royal Commonwealth Society, 40-41 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JQ . Tel: 020 3727 4309. Email: elizabeth.VanDerValk@thercs.org

Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
6 Jul 2017 The Royal Commonwealth Society Secretariat   From : 06/07/2017 To : 05/07/2018 £1,501
1 Jan 2015 The Royal Commonwealth Society Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2016 £1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Commonwealth APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Joined on Departed on
James Cleverly Vice Chair Conservative (Braintree) 28 Sep 2017 5 Nov 2019
Richard Graham Vice Chair Conservative (Gloucester) 31 Aug 2016 5 Nov 2019
Mr Roger Godsiff Vice Chair Labour (Birmingham, Hall Green) 10 Oct 2018 5 Nov 2019
Baroness Northover Vice Chair Liberal Democrat 31 Jul 2019 5 Nov 2019
Lord Popat Vice Chair Conservative 30 Jul 2015 5 Nov 2019
Baroness Berridge Vice Chair & Secretary Conservative 28 Sep 2017 5 Nov 2019
Sir Henry Bellingham Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (North West Norfolk) 30 Jul 2015 2 May 2017
Patrick Grady Co-Chair Scottish National Party (Glasgow North) 31 Aug 2016 2 May 2017
Earl of Sandwich Vice Chair Crossbench 30 Jul 2015 21 Jul 2016
Mr Henry Bellingham Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (North West Norfolk) 30 Jul 2015 23 Dec 2015