Legal and Constitutional Affairs APPG

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

To raise awareness and build understanding of legal and constitutional issues, and provide a source of debate and expertise on these subjects.

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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6 Current APPG Officers
Laura Farris Portrait
Laura Farris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Newbury
Joined: 4th November 2020
Lord Hunt of Wirral Portrait
Lord Hunt of Wirral
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Maria Eagle Portrait
Maria Eagle
Officer
Labour - Garston and Halewood
Joined: 4th November 2020
1 APPG Membership
BBC
Joanna Cherry Portrait
Joanna Cherry
Officer
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West
Joined: 4th November 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Catalonia , Rule of Law , White Ribbon UK
Lord Etherton Portrait
Lord Etherton
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 29th December 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Laura Farris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: laura.farris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Hugo Forshaw, The Law Society, The Law Society’s Hall, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL. Tel: 0208 049 3865

Email: Hugo.forshaw@lawsociety.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Law Society and Bar Council jointly act as the group's secretariat. http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/ and https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/

Date
29 Sep 2021
Source
The Law Society of England and Wales
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 29/09/2021 To : 28/09/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
29 Sep 2021
Source
Bar Council
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 29/09/2021 To : 28/09/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
29 Sep 2020
Source
The Law Society of England and Wales
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/09/2020 To : 28/09/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Nov 2018
Source
The Law Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/11/2018 To : 31/10/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Nov 2017
Source
The Law Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/11/2017 To : 31/10/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
The Law Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£6,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
The Bar Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
The Law Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£6,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
The Bar Council
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£4,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
The Law Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Legal and Constitutional Affairs APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kenny MacAskill Portrait
Kenny MacAskill
Officer
Alba Party - East Lothian
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 17th November 2021
Jonathan Djanogly Portrait
Jonathan Djanogly
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Huntingdon
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ellie Reeves Portrait
Ellie Reeves
Officer
Labour - Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Nick Thomas-Symonds Portrait
Nick Thomas-Symonds
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Torfaen
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Karl Turner Portrait
Karl Turner
Officer
Labour - Kingston upon Hull East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Lester of Herne Hill Portrait
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Officer
Non-affiliated - Retired on 12 December 2018
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Officer
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Officer
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Faulks Portrait
Lord Faulks
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Keir Starmer Portrait
Keir Starmer
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Holborn and St Pancras
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships