Dark Skies APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 23/03/2022

Note: This APPG was last registered on 23rd Mar 2022. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 4th May 2022 and may be defunct.

To highlight the importance of preserving our ability to see a dark sky at night; promote the adoption of dark sky friendly lighting and planning policies; protect existing UK Dark Sky reserves and support potential new reserves; and collaborate with overseas groups such as the International Dark Sky Association.

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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Former Members - Contact Details - Benefits in Kind - Financial Benefits

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Former APPG Members
Andrew Griffith Portrait
Andrew Griffith
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Arundel and South Downs
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Lord Rees of Ludlow Portrait
Lord Rees of Ludlow
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
1 APPG Membership
Future Generations
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Portrait
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
73 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Commonwealth , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , 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 , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , 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 , Maternity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , 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 , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Carrington Portrait
Lord Carrington
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Iain Duncan Smith Portrait
Iain Duncan Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chingford and Woodford Green
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Marcus Fysh Portrait
Marcus Fysh
Vice Chair
Conservative - Yeovil
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Lord Grantchester Portrait
Lord Grantchester
Vice Chair
Labour - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
No other APPG Memberships
Fay Jones Portrait
Fay Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Baroness Neville-Rolfe Portrait
Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Lord Rennard Portrait
Lord Rennard
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 23rd March 2022
None Portrait
Lord Steel of Aikwood
Vice Chair
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Portrait
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Lord Vaux of Harrowden Portrait
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
1 APPG Membership
Financial Technology
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
7 APPG Memberships
Armenia , Latvia , Lithuania , Nuclear Energy , Polo , Qatar , Writers
James Wild Portrait
James Wild
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Norfolk
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 25th August 2021
Lord Judd Portrait
Lord Judd
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
1 APPG Membership
Armed Forces Covenant
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Griffith MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 4557.

Email: Andrew@GriffithMP.com

Public Enquiry Point:

Alex Black , Office of Andrew Griffith MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Email: alex.black@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Dark Skies APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Dark Skies APPG