BBC APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 24/01/2024

To encourage debate and engage in discussion about all elements of the BBC, including the BBC World Service and the BBC’s role within the creative industries.

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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Current Members - Contact Details - Benefits in Kind - Financial Benefits - Former Members

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18 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 10th October 2018
82 APPG Memberships
12 Step Recovery , Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Archaeology , Austria , British Muslims , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Children in Police Custody , Citizens' Rights , Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility , Commonwealth , Community Development , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dark Skies , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion , Explosive Threats , Fatherhood , Film and Broader Screen , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Holocaust Memorial , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Media Freedom , Music , Muslim Women , National Parks , National Trust , Night Time Economy , No Recourse to Public Funds , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Public Accountability , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Single Parent Families , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , South East , St George's Day , Sustainable Finance , Tibet , Transport Safety , Ukraine , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Water, Sanitation and Hygiene , Western Sahara , White Ribbon UK , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women and Work , Women in Transport , Zimbabwe
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury Portrait
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Maria Eagle Portrait
Maria Eagle
Co-Chair
Labour - Garston and Halewood
Joined: 12th October 2016
Deidre Brock Portrait
Deidre Brock
Co-Chair
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith
Joined: 28th September 2017
Holly Lynch Portrait
Holly Lynch
Secretary
Labour - Halifax
Joined: 22nd February 2023
Viscount Colville of Culross Portrait
Viscount Colville of Culross
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Channel 4 , ITV
Damian Green Portrait
Damian Green
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ashford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Young of Norwood Green Portrait
Lord Young of Norwood Green
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Colum Eastwood Portrait
Colum Eastwood
Vice Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Foyle
Joined: 22nd February 2023
1 APPG Membership
Cyber Security
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.

Email: bottomleyp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Helen Deller, BBC, 6th Floor, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JQ. Tel: 07809 597 710

Email: helen.deller@bbc.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the BBC APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the BBC APPG

Former APPG Officers
Huw Merriman Portrait
Huw Merriman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bexhill and Battle
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 11th January 2023
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 11th January 2023
Lord Gilbert of Panteg Portrait
Lord Gilbert of Panteg
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 15th June 2022
Departed: 11th January 2023
Christian Matheson Portrait
Christian Matheson
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for City of Chester
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 19th October 2022
No other APPG Memberships
Alison McGovern Portrait
Alison McGovern
Vice Chair
Labour - Wirral South
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
War Crimes
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
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Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Grogan Portrait
John Grogan
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Keighley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Watson of Wyre Forest Portrait
Lord Watson of Wyre Forest
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Angela Rayner Portrait
Angela Rayner
Secretary
Labour - Ashton-under-Lyne
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships