Commonwealth APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 22/07/2022

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.

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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APPG Supplied Content

APPGs can register with Parallel Parliament and submit files and articles to be placed here.

Parallel Parliament offers the facility for APPGs to submit written content and files, which are made available through this page.

Submitters can draft and edit publications, and either release them on demand, or schedule release for a future date.

Both text content and attached files submitted through this facility is indexed by our website, and made available through both the search function and relevant e-mail alerts. Any of our users registered for an alert which matches your content, will receive a link making them aware of its publication.

If you wish to register as an authorised representative of the Commonwealth APPG and use this facility, click below

25 Current APPG Officers
Lord Howell of Guildford Portrait
Lord Howell of Guildford
Honorary President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 28th September 2017
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 21st April 2021
73 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Archaeology , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens' Rights , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , 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 , Holocaust Memorial , 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 , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Race and Community , Race Equality in Education , Refugees , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs , Zimbabwe
Baroness Hoey Portrait
Baroness Hoey
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Democratic Republic of Congo , Zimbabwe
Tom Randall Portrait
Tom Randall
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gedling
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Popat Portrait
Lord Popat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Mobarik Portrait
Baroness Mobarik
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

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

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

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Commonwealth APPG

Former APPG Officers
Rob Butler Portrait
Rob Butler
Vice Chair
Conservative - Aylesbury
Joined: 21st April 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
Lord Chidgey Portrait
Lord Chidgey
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 9th February 2022
No other APPG Memberships
James Cleverly Portrait
James Cleverly
Vice Chair
Conservative - Braintree
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Richard Graham Portrait
Richard Graham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gloucester
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Berridge Portrait
Baroness Berridge
Vice Chair & Secretary
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
4 APPG Memberships
Caribbean , Côte d’Ivoire , Libya , Norfolk Island
Earl of Sandwich Portrait
Earl of Sandwich
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 23rd December 2015
4 APPG Memberships
Caribbean , Côte d’Ivoire , Libya , Norfolk Island