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All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure (APPGI)

The APPG on Infrastructure (APPGI) highlights the importance of economic infrastructure in the UK amongst parliamentarians, government and industry.

The APPGI convenes those stakeholders in order to discuss how best to ensure society gets the infrastructure it needs.

ICE is the official Secretariat for the APPGI.

APPGI

What is the APPGI?

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure (APPGI) is Parliament’s leading cross-party group dedicated to economic infrastructure in the UK.

In recent years, the APPGI has helped bring infrastructure to the forefront of the United Kingdom's politics. From raising the profile of major infrastructure projects and their benefits amongst parliamentarians to advising the government on critical matters relating to the built environment, the APPGI is well established as a key forum for engaging parliamentarians ininfrastructure policy issues.

Over the past decade, political recognition of infrastructure as a key driver of prosperity has grown significantly.

Infrastructure is a crucial plank in the government's 'Build Back Better’ initiative. It also has a vital role in levelling-up the UK’s economy and society, whilst also supporting the transition to net-zero.

The APPGI is chaired by former Treasury and Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP. Supporting him as Co-Chair is Alan Brown MP, the Shadow Spokesperson on Energy and Climate Change for the SNP.

In addition to Alan and Andrew, the group has six official officers including: Shadow Minister Science, Research and Digital, Chi Onwurah MP; former Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond MP; former Department for Communities and Local Government Minister, Lord Stunell; former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Lord Berkeley, Lord Chidgey. We also have many Parliamentary members listed below.

Andrew Jones MP

Co-Chair of the APPG on Infrastructure, Member of Parliament for Harrogate and Knaresborough

Andrew Jones

Originally from Ilkley and educated locally at Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University, Andrew lives in Harrogate. Before being elected as Harrogate & Knaresborough's MP in 2010, Andrew worked in sales and marketing for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate and other international companies.

Andrew has held ministerial positions in the Department for Transport and HM Treasury and supportive roles with the Department of Health and Social Care. In 2020 Andrew was elected to Chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure and is a member of the following APPGs - Transport across the North, Cricket, Apprenticeships and Equitable Life.

Alan Brown MP

Co-Chair of the APPG on Infrastructure, Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Alan Brown

Alan is the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, representing the constituency he grew up in. He is currently the SNP Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change. He has previously held a role as Transport Spokesperson and sat on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

Before being elected in 2015, he was employed as a Civil Engineer. In terms of higher education, he attended Glasgow University, graduating with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering. He worked in the water sector for 21 years, both in the private and public sector and was most recently employed as a Principal Engineer before resigning to take up his position as MP.

Prior to becoming an MP, he had also served as a local councillor for Ward 6, Irvine Valley in 2007 and had roles as Spokesperson for Planning, Housing, and Strategic Planning and Resources.

He sits on a number of other cross-party groups, including Energy Storage, Energy Studies, and Rail which covered his Spokesperson portfolio as well as others, such as Chagos Islands and Palestine.

Members of Parliament

Role Name Party Constituency
Chair & Registered Contact Andrew Jones MP Conservative Harrogate and Knaresborough
Co-Chair Alan Brown MP Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Officer Chi Onwurah MP Labour Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Officer Stephen Hammond MP Conservative Wimbledon

Peers

Role Name Party
Officer Lord Stunell Liberal Democrat
Officer Baroness Neville-Rolfe Conservative
Officer Lord Berkeley Labour

Members

Role Name Party
Member Lilian Greenwood MP Labour
Member Ronnie Cowan MP SNP
Member Lord Naseby Conservative
Member Lord Mair Crossbench
Member Lord Faulkner of Worcester Labour
Member Katherine Fletcher MP Conservative
Member David Johnston MP Conservative
Member Jamie Wallis MP Conservative
Member Beth Winter MP Labour
Member Gary Sambrook MP Conservative
Member Sir Peter Bottomley MP Conservative
Member Jane Hunt MP Conservative
Member Baroness Blake of Leeds Labour
Member James Grundy MP Conservative
Member Baroness Young of Old Scone Labour

Contact us

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