Gypsies, Travellers and Roma APPG

First Registered: 13/11/2015 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To provide a forum for parliamentarians concerned about issues facing Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities and seek to address these issues and challenge inequalities.

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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9 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Whitaker Portrait
Baroness Whitaker
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 13th November 2015
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Portrait
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
2 APPG Memberships
County , District Councils
Baroness Brinton Portrait
Baroness Brinton
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 29th March 2017
72 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Commonwealth , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , 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 , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , 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 , Maternity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , Social Science and Policy , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Portrait
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
Honorary President
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 5th November 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4609.

Email: martin.docherty.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Abbie Kirkby, Friends, Families and Travellers, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG. Tel: 01273 234 777

Email: appg@gypsy-traveller.org

Secretariat:

Friends, Families and Travellers acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/appg/

Date
22 Jan 2021
Source
Friends, Families and Travellers
Description
Friends, Families and Travellers is paid by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust to act as the group's secretariat   From : 22/01/2021 To : 21/01/2022
Value
£22,501
Date
22 Jan 2020
Source
Friends, Families and Travellers
Description
Friends, Families and Travellers is paid by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust to act as the group's secretariat   From : 22/01/2020 To : 21/01/2021
Value
£21,001
Date
18 Jul 2019
Source
Friends, Families and Travellers (funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust)
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2019 To : 17/07/2020
Value
£19,501
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
Friends, Families and Travellers (funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Allen Lane Foundation)
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£22,501
Date
1 Apr 2018
Source
Friends, Families and Travellers (funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust)
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/04/2018 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£6,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Traveller Law Reform Project
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£9,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Traveller Law Reform Project
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Gypsies, Travellers and Roma APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gill Furniss Portrait
Gill Furniss
Officer
Labour - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Kate Green Portrait
Kate Green
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Stretford and Urmston
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 1st July 2020
Baroness Harris of Richmond Portrait
Baroness Harris of Richmond
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 29th August 2018
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017
Graham Evans Portrait
Graham Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Weaver Vale
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Harry Harpham Portrait
Harry Harpham
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 3rd February 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Avebury Portrait
Lord Avebury
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Deceased - 14 February 2016
Joined: 13th November 2015
Departed: 3rd February 2016
No other APPG Memberships