Light Rail APPG

First Registered: 12/10/2016 • Last updated on: 07/08/2020

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To encourage, promote and develop light rail, trams and ultra-light rail and environs, its benefits as a mode of transport and a central tool by modal switch etc in the climate change emergency.


Current Members
Name Role Party Date Joined
Andy Carter Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Warrington South) 24 Feb 2020
Stephen Metcalfe Vice Chair Conservative (South Basildon and East Thurrock) 13 Feb 2019
Baroness Randerson Co-Secretary Liberal Democrat 28 Sep 2017
Stephen Hammond Co-Secretary Conservative (Wimbledon) 13 Feb 2019
Mr Clive Betts Treasurer Labour (Sheffield South East) 28 Sep 2017
Lord Faulkner of Worcester Officer Labour 12 Oct 2016
Mike Amesbury Officer Labour (Weaver Vale) 13 Feb 2019
Gavin Newlands Officer Scottish National Party (Paisley and Renfrewshire North) 24 Feb 2020
Drew Hendry Officer Scottish National Party (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) 13 Feb 2019
Wera Hobhouse Officer Liberal Democrat (Bath) 13 Feb 2019
Light Rail APPG Contact Details as of 7 Aug 2020

Registered Contact:

Andy Carter MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000. Email: andy.carter.mp@parliament.uk.

Public Enquiry Point:

James Harkins, Light Rail (UK), Auchenshuggle Junction, 8 Beechmore Moore, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 6UE. Tel: 07721 378 223. Email: jimh@jimmyharkins.com

Group's Website:

http://www.applrguk.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
30 Jan 2020 Light Rail (UK) Secretariat   From : 30/01/2020 To : 29/01/2021 £16,501
6 Sep 2018 Light Rail (UK) acts as the group's secretariat Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019 £7,501
6 Sep 2017 Light Rail (UK) is funded by Driver Check and Train Ltd to act as the group's secretariat Secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018 £16,501
14 Sep 2016 Transport Training Services UK Group Secretariat   From : 14/09/2016 To : 13/09/2017 £15,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Light Rail APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Joined on Departed on
Alan Brown Deputy Vice Chair Scottish National Party (Kilmarnock and Loudoun) 13 Feb 2019 5 Nov 2019
Tom Brake Deputy Vice Chair Liberal Democrat (Carshalton and Wallington) 28 Sep 2017 5 Nov 2019
Daniel Zeichner Deputy Vice Chair Labour (Cambridge) 28 Sep 2017 5 Nov 2019
Rebecca Long Bailey Officer Labour (Salford and Eccles) 13 Feb 2019 5 Nov 2019
Iain Stewart Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Milton Keynes South) 28 Sep 2017 18 Jul 2018
Greg Mulholland Chair & Registered Contact Liberal Democrat 12 Oct 2016 2 May 2017
Mr Graham Brady Vice Chair Conservative (Altrincham and Sale West) 12 Oct 2016 2 May 2017
Lilian Greenwood Vice Chair Labour (Nottingham South) 12 Oct 2016 2 May 2017