Credit Unions APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 24/09/2020

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To provide a forum for discussing the work of credit unions and the need to secure a legislative and regulatory regime which will allow credit unions to scale up and provide inclusive financial services for many more people.


Current Members
Name Role Party Date Joined
Bim Afolami Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Hitchin and Harpenden) 21 Nov 2018
Lord Hunt of Wirral Vice Chair Conservative 21 Nov 2018
Kim Johnson Vice Chair Labour (Liverpool, Riverside) 8 Apr 2020
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Vice Chair Labour 30 Jul 2015
Yvonne Fovargue Secretary Labour (Makerfield) 30 Jul 2015
Chris Evans Treasurer Labour (Co-op) (Islwyn) 30 Jul 2015
Credit Unions APPG Contact Details as of 24 Sep 2020

Registered Contact:

Bim Afolami MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Email: bim.afolami.mp@parliament.uk.

Public Enquiry Point:

Daniel Arrowsmith, Association of British Credit Unions Limited, Holyoake House, Hannover Street, Manchester M60 0AS. Tel: 0161 819 6996. Email: daniel.arrowsmith@abcul.org

Secretariat:

Association of British Credit Unions Limited acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.abcul.coop

Group's Website:

https://www.abcul.coop/news-and-comment/credit-unions-in-parliament/credit-unions-in-parliament-appg

Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
10 Mar 2020 Association of British Credit Unions Limited Secretariat   From : 10/03/2020 To : 09/03/2021 £1,501
17 Oct 2019 Association of British Credit Unions Limited Secretariat   From : 17/10/2019 To : 16/10/2020 £1,501
4 Jun 2019 Lloyds Banking Group Reception £4,501
17 Oct 2018 Association of British Credit Unions Limited Secretariat   From : 17/10/2018 To : 16/10/2019 £1,501
18 Oct 2017 Citibank Reception £6,001
17 Oct 2017 Association of British Credit Unions Limited Secretariat   From : 17/10/2017 To : 16/10/2018 £1,501
28 Feb 2017 Lloyds Banking Group Reception held on 28 February 2017 £4,501
30 Nov 2016 Fiserv Inc Reception held on 30 November 2016 £3,001
19 Oct 2016 Citigroup Reception held on 19 October 2016 £4,501
3 Mar 2016 Money Advice Service Breakfast meeting held on 03/03/2016 £1,501
1 Jan 2016 Association of British Credit Unions Ltd Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 23/06/2017 £1,501
14 Oct 2015 Citi Bank Reception held on 14 October 2015 £4,501
9 Jul 2015 Scape Group Reception £1,501
24 Jun 2015 Lloyds Banking Group Reception held on 24/06/15 £7,501
13 Jan 2015 FISERV Reception held on 13/01/15 £6,001
1 Jan 2015 Association of British Credit Unions Ltd Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015 £1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Credit Unions APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Joined on Departed on
Jim Fitzpatrick Vice Chair Labour (Poplar and Limehouse) 30 Jul 2015 5 Nov 2019
Hugh Gaffney Vice Chair Labour (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill) 21 Nov 2018 5 Nov 2019
Jeremy Quin Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Horsham) 8 Nov 2017 18 Jul 2018
Seema Kennedy Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (South Ribble) 24 Nov 2016 2 May 2017
Peter Grant Vice Chair Scottish National Party (Glenrothes) 30 Jul 2015 2 May 2017
Mark Durkan Vice Chair Social Democratic & Labour Party 30 Jul 2015 2 May 2017
Mr Robin Walker Chair & Registered Contact Conservative (Worcester) 30 Jul 2015 12 Oct 2016
Mrs Madeleine Moon Vice Chair Labour (Bridgend) 30 Jul 2015 12 Oct 2016