West Midlands APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To provide a forum for cross-party parliamentarians and interested stakeholders from the West Midlands, to monitor policy and maintain a dialogue with government, business, councils and organisations, and to help maximise future investment in the region for the benefit of all its local communities.

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
Jonathan Gullis Portrait
Jonathan Gullis
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Co-Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jonathan Gullis MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: jonathan.gullis.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Connect, Third Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: westmidlandsappg@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/west-midlands-appg/

Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University), Midland Heart.   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£16,501
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: City Redi (The University of Birmingham), Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University), Midland Heart..   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£19,501
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: City Redi (The University of Birmingham), Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University).   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£19,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: City Redi (The University of Birmingham), Barratt Developments, WMG (Warwick University).   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£13,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£13,501
Date
7 Dec 2016
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/12/2016 To : 06/12/2017
Value
£15,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the West Midlands APPG

Former APPG Officers
None Portrait
Jack Dromey
Secretary
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 29th December 2021
Eddie Hughes Portrait
Eddie Hughes
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Walsall North
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Chair & Registered Contact
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Co-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Garnier Portrait
Mark Garnier
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Wyre Forest
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Richard Burden Portrait
Richard Burden
Joint Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Northfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships