Learning Disability APPG

Formed - 29 Sep 2015
Last updated - 24 Feb 2020

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To look at the issues facing people with a learning disability and their families. The group looks at the key issues of the day, across areas including health, social care, education, employment and benefits.

Current Members
Name Role Party
Mr Mark Harper Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Forest of Dean)
Baroness Hollins Vice Chair Crossbench
Kate Green Vice Chair Labour (Stretford and Urmston)
Lord Wigley Officer Plaid Cymru
Neil Coyle Officer Labour (Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
Barbara Keeley Officer Labour (Worsley and Eccles South)
Mr Barry Sheerman Officer Labour (Co-op) (Huddersfield)
Mike Wood Officer Conservative (Dudley South)
Mrs Maria Miller Officer Conservative (Basingstoke)
Dr Lisa Cameron Officer Scottish National Party (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
Andy McDonald Officer Labour (Middlesbrough)
Henry Smith Officer Conservative (Crawley)
Sir David Amess Officer Conservative (Southend West)
Tonia Antoniazzi Officer Labour (Gower)
Grahame Morris Officer Labour (Easington)
Rachael Maskell Officer Labour (Co-op) (York Central)
Stephen McPartland Officer Conservative (Stevenage)
Mr William Wragg Officer Conservative (Hazel Grove)
The Lord Bishop of Ely Officer Bishops
Lord Adebowale Officer Crossbench
Baroness Thomas of Winchester Officer Liberal Democrat
Learning Disability APPG Contact Details as of 24 Feb 2020

Registered Contact:

Mr Mark Harper MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5056. Email: mark.harper.mp@parliament.uk.

Public Enquiry Point:

Matthew Harrison, Royal Mencap Society, 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT. Tel: 020 7696 6009. Email: matthew.harrison@mencap.org.uk


Royal Mencap Society acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.mencap.org.uk/

Group's Website:


Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
28 Jan 2020 Royal Mencap Society Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021 £9,001
11 Jul 2018 Royal Mencap Society Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019 £9,001
11 Jul 2017 Royal Mencap Society Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018 £9,001
15 Jul 2016 Royal Mencap Society Secretariat   From : 15/07/2016 To : 14/07/2017 £9,001
15 Jul 2015 Royal Mencap Society Secretariat   From : 15/07/2015 To : 31/07/2016 £9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Learning Disability APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Departed on
Dr Paul Williams Officer Labour 5 Nov 2019
Tom Brake Officer Liberal Democrat 5 Nov 2019
Heidi Allen Officer Liberal Democrat 5 Nov 2019
Lord Wei Officer Conservative 5 Nov 2019
Justin Tomlinson Officer Conservative (North Swindon) 29 Aug 2018
Mark Durkan Officer Social Democratic & Labour Party 2 May 2017
William Wragg Officer Conservative (Hazel Grove) 2 May 2017
Bishop of Ely Officer Bishops 2 May 2017
Chris Heaton-Harris Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Daventry) 12 Oct 2016
Lord Rix Co-Chair Crossbench 21 Jul 2016