District Councils APPG

First Registered: 21/07/2016 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To work to promote the interests of district councils, support closer working with parliamentarians and to raise awareness of the opportunities for districts in shaping the evolving local government agenda.

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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Recent Documents related to District Councils

1. District Councils' Network - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Local Government Finance and the 2019 Spending Review - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: evidence - District Councils' NetworkWritten evidence submitted by the District Councils Network [FSR

2. District Councils' Network - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: Long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: evidence - District Councils' Network  Written evidence submitted by the District Councils Network [SAH

3. North Norfolk District Council - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Local Government Finance and the 2019 Spending Review - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: - North Norfolk District CouncilWritten evidence submitted by North Norfolk District Council [FSR 103]North

4. Northamptonshire (Changes to Years of Elections) Order 2018
12/12/2018 - Secondary Legislation

Found:   The following local authorities (“the relevant councils”) are specified under section 87 of the 2000 Act

5. Districts of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe (Changes to Years of Elections) Order 2018
14/12/2018 - Secondary Legislation

Found:   The following local authorities (“the relevant councils”) are specified under section 87 of the 2000 Act

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to District Councils

1. District Council Finances
01/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered district council finances.It is a great pleasure - Speech Link
2: securing this important debate? Blaby District Council and Harborough District Council, led respectively by Councillor - Speech Link

2. Housing, Communities and Local Government
29/04/2020 - Ministerial Corrections

1: that vital work, but at the same time many parish councils, including Cottenham and Cambourne, are suffering - Speech Link
2: amount of money paid to district councils. More than 70% of district councils will receive an additional - Speech Link
3: significantly more, and I ask those district councils to work with their parish councils where appropriate to ensure - Speech Link

3. Local Government
21/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: Health Act 2007 (“the 2007 Act”) to principal councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, and Somerset, including - Speech Link

4. Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019
20/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: proposal to replace the five existing Buckinghamshire councils with a new single unitary council should be implemented - Speech Link

5. Local Government Reorganisation: Somerset
02/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: already and its relationships with its parish councils have turned desperately sour. I would not buy - Speech Link
2: government, whether in the form of unitarisation or district mergers, can be the appropriate means of saving - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to District Councils
1. District Councils
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
28/04/2020
...What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of joint working between councils in two-tier local authority areas.

2. District Councils: Finance
asked by: Lord Greaves
03/06/2020
... district councils they have assessed as being in danger of being unable to continue to discharge their statutory functions.

3. District Councils: Coronavirus
asked by: Jonathan Lord
22/07/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the financial sustainability of district councils.

4. District Councils: Coronavirus
asked by: Jonathan Lord
22/07/2020
... what steps he is taking to support district councils respond to the covid-19 outbreak.

5. District Councils: Coronavirus
asked by: Layla Moran
16/07/2020
... what steps he is taking to support district councils in their response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Portrait
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
1 APPG Membership
Beer
Lord Walney Portrait
Lord Walney
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
1 APPG Membership
Blood Cancer
Philip Hollobone Portrait
Philip Hollobone
Officer
Conservative - Kettering
Joined: 14th July 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Flags and Heraldry , Tunisia
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Portrait
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jane Hunt MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 8647.

Email: jane.hunt.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Connect, 3rd Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: appgdistricts@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

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

Group's Website:

https://districtcouncils.info/influencing/appg-micro-site/

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2021
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by District Councils' Network to act as the group's secretariat   From : 29/01/2021 To : 28/01/2022
Value
£10,501
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is apid by District Councils' Network to act as the group's secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
6 Sep 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
6 Sep 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018
Value
£10,501
Date
1 Mar 2016
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/03/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the District Councils APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Officer
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017