Dark Skies APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 22/07/2022

To highlight the importance of preserving our ability to see a dark sky at night; promote the adoption of dark sky friendly lighting and planning policies; protect existing UK Dark Sky reserves and support potential new reserves; and collaborate with overseas groups such as the International Dark Sky Association.

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Former APPG Members
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
74 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Archaeology , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Citizens' Rights , Commonwealth , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Frozen British Pensions , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Holocaust Memorial , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , London's Planning and Built Environment , Longevity , Manufacturing , Maternity , Media , Metaverse and Web 3.0 , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Opera , Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Race and Community , Race Equality in Education , Refugees , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , Twelve Steps Recovery Programme from Addiction , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs , Zimbabwe
Lord Rees of Ludlow Portrait
Lord Rees of Ludlow
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
1 APPG Membership
Future Generations
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Portrait
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
Virginia Crosbie Portrait
Virginia Crosbie
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ynys Môn
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
Iain Duncan Smith Portrait
Iain Duncan Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Chingford and Woodford Green
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
Marcus Fysh Portrait
Marcus Fysh
Vice Chair
Conservative - Yeovil
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
Lord Grantchester Portrait
Lord Grantchester
Vice Chair
Labour - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
No other APPG Memberships
Fay Jones Portrait
Fay Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
Lord Rennard Portrait
Lord Rennard
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
Bob Seely Portrait
Bob Seely
Vice Chair
Conservative - Isle of Wight
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 15th June 2022
None Portrait
Lord Steel of Aikwood
Vice Chair
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Vaux of Harrowden Portrait
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
2 APPG Memberships
Financial Technology , Vietnam
John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maldon
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
James Wild Portrait
James Wild
Vice Chair
Conservative - North West Norfolk
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 15th June 2022
Andrew Griffith Portrait
Andrew Griffith
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Arundel and South Downs
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 23rd March 2022
Lord Judd Portrait
Lord Judd
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
1 APPG Membership
Armed Forces Covenant
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
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:

Dr Robert Massey, Royal Astronomical Society

Email: rmassey@ras.ac.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Dark Skies APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Dark Skies APPG