Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

First Registered: 06/01/2017 • Last updated on: 07/08/2020

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To promote good relations between Ireland and the UK, foster understanding of issues affecting the British-Irish relationship; celebrate links between both countries and their people; and represent and raise issues affecting the Irish community in Britain.


Current Members
Name Role Party Date Joined
Conor McGinn Chair & Registered Contact Labour (St Helens North) 6 Jan 2017
Mark Logan Vice Chair Conservative (Bolton North East) 8 Apr 2020
Martin Docherty-Hughes Vice Chair Scottish National Party (West Dunbartonshire) 6 Jan 2017
Karin Smyth Vice Chair Labour (Bristol South) 28 Sep 2017
Baroness Doocey Vice Chair Liberal Democrat 8 Apr 2020
Lord Dubs Honorary Secretary Labour 6 Jan 2017
Sir Peter Bottomley Honorary Secretary Conservative (Worthing West) 6 Jan 2017
Mike Kane Officer Labour (Wythenshawe and Sale East) 31 Jul 2019
Jack Dromey Officer Labour (Birmingham, Erdington) 8 Apr 2020
Carol Monaghan Officer Scottish National Party (Glasgow North West) 28 Sep 2017
Pat McFadden Officer Labour (Wolverhampton South East) 28 Sep 2017
Lord Empey Officer Ulster Unionist Party 31 Jul 2019
Lord Brennan Officer Non-affiliated 8 Apr 2020
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Officer Labour 8 Apr 2020
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi Officer Labour (Slough) 8 Apr 2020
Stephen Doughty Officer Labour (Co-op) (Cardiff South and Penarth) 8 Apr 2020
Catherine West Officer Labour (Hornsey and Wood Green) 8 Apr 2020
Jon Cruddas Officer Labour (Dagenham and Rainham) 8 Apr 2020
Huw Merriman Officer Conservative (Bexhill and Battle) 8 Apr 2020
Lord Murphy of Torfaen Officer Labour 8 Apr 2020
Stephen Farry Officer Alliance (North Down) 8 Apr 2020
Simon Hoare Officer Conservative (North Dorset) 8 Apr 2020
Angus Brendan MacNeil Officer Scottish National Party (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) 31 Jul 2019
Baroness Harris of Richmond Officer Liberal Democrat 6 Jan 2017
Baroness Northover Officer Liberal Democrat 8 Apr 2020
Lord Davies of Stamford Officer Labour 8 Apr 2020
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Officer Labour 8 Apr 2020
Lord Hendy Officer Labour 8 Apr 2020
Dave Doogan Officer Scottish National Party (Angus) 8 Apr 2020
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Officer Non-affiliated 8 Apr 2020
Claire Hanna Officer Social Democratic & Labour Party (Belfast South) 8 Apr 2020
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Officer Labour 8 Apr 2020
Neil Coyle Officer Labour (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) 8 Apr 2020
Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG Contact Details as of 7 Aug 2020

Registered Contact:

Conor McGinn MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4367. Email: conor.mcginn.mp@parliament.uk.

No benefits in kind are on record for the Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Ireland and the Irish in Britain APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Joined on Departed on
Maria Caulfield Vice Chair Conservative (Lewes) 6 Jan 2017 5 Nov 2019
Chris Ruane Vice Chair Labour (Vale of Clwyd) 28 Sep 2017 5 Nov 2019
Mr Pat McFadden Officer Labour (Wolverhampton South East) 28 Sep 2017 5 Nov 2019
Lord Bew Officer Crossbench 31 Jul 2019 5 Nov 2019
Vernon Coaker Officer Labour (Gedling) 31 Jul 2019 5 Nov 2019
Stephen Pound Officer Labour (Ealing North) 31 Jul 2019 5 Nov 2019
Baroness O'Cathain Officer Conservative 10 Oct 2018 19 Jun 2019
Vicky Ford Officer Conservative (Chelmsford) 10 Oct 2018 19 Jun 2019
Lord Wigley Officer Plaid Cymru 28 Sep 2017 19 Jun 2019
Conor Burns Officer Conservative (Bournemouth West) 6 Jan 2017 19 Jun 2019
Paul Farrelly Co-Secretary Labour (Newcastle-under-Lyme) 6 Jan 2017 2 May 2017
Margaret Ferrier Officer Scottish National Party (Rutherglen and Hamilton West) 6 Jan 2017 2 May 2017
Ms Margaret Ritchie Officer Social Democratic & Labour Party 6 Jan 2017 2 May 2017