First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 15/06/2022

To encourage debate and engage in discussion about all elements of the BBC, including the BBC World Service and the BBC’s role within the creative industries.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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Current Members - Contact Details - Benefits in Kind - Financial Benefits - Former Members

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19 Current APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 12th October 2016
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Maria Eagle Portrait
Maria Eagle
Labour - Garston and Halewood
Joined: 12th October 2016
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 10th October 2018
72 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Austria , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens' Rights , Commonwealth , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , London's Planning and Built Environment , Longevity , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Metaverse and Web 3.0 , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs , Zimbabwe
Viscount Colville of Culross Portrait
Viscount Colville of Culross
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Channel 4 , ITV
Jo Gideon Portrait
Jo Gideon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 15th June 2022
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Huw Merriman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8712.


Public Enquiry Point:

Helen Deller, BBC, 6th Floor, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JQ. Tel: 07809 597 710


No benefits in kind are on record for the BBC APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the BBC APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Tom Watson Portrait
Tom Watson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for West Bromwich East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Rayner Portrait
Angela Rayner
Labour - Ashton-under-Lyne
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships