Key Cities APPG

First Registered: 29/03/2017 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To offer a forum for parliamentarians to discuss matters of mutual interest across the UK's key cities. The Key Cities organisation is a cross-party initiative whose members are committed to ensuring that all UK cities are placed on a sustainable footing to deliver continued, inclusive economic growth.

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 Key Cities

1. download the brochure
23/03/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: nature-based solutions. The Smart Sustainable Cities is a ˜agship project led by the British Embassy

2. Devolution to English Cities
10/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Sally Dray | 10 July 2019 Devolution to English Cities Debate on 17 July 2019 This briefing identifies

3. Evaluation of the SuperConnected Cities Programme
16/10/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Evaluation of the SuperConnected Cities Programme: Final Synthesis Report July 2019

4. Transforming Cities Fund
30/07/2021 - Department for Transport
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Found: Transparency data Transforming Cities Fund This fund, which closed to applications

5. Core Cities - written evidence
18/12/2017 - Inquiry: Brexit and Local Government - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Core Cities  Written evidence submitted by Core Cities [BRX 039] 1          Introduction 1

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Key Cities

1. Trans-Pennine Railway
30/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: between Ravensbourne and Dewsbury are among the key elements of that scheme. I am not arguing against - Speech Link

2. Smart Cities
24/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: visit that there is so much more to 5G and to smart cities than just higher speeds. It is actually about transformative - Speech Link
2: congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this debate. Smart cities is a wonderful programme, with Belfast leading - Speech Link
3: think of it. This would mean less congestion in our cities, because we will not all have to have cars and - Speech Link

3. Pothole and Highway Repairs
03/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: much more likely to be competing with comparable cities in the midlands such as our great friend and rival - Speech Link
2: sure that he agrees with me that the resurfacing of key sections of the Stoke-on-Trent road network, not - Speech Link
3: her more about the importance of the transforming cities fund to unlocking some of the potential for our - Speech Link

4. National Bus Strategy
16/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: road-space reallocation is going to be one of the key features as we try to decarbonise our transport landscape - Speech Link
2: million-worth of funding from the transforming cities fund. I remind the noble Lord that it was opened - Speech Link
3: access to other forms of public transport but, in cities, overreliance on buses and underinvestment in other - Speech Link

5. Cycling: Gilligan Report
04/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: increased funding for cycling in Oxfordshire is key to truly integrating cycling into all local transport - Speech Link
2: Cambridge could show what will work in other towns and cities of the same size across the country? We should - Speech Link
3: states:“Provision for out-city commuters is key but barely exists.”It is crucial that the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Key Cities
1. Key Workers
asked by: Chi Onwurah
... if the Government will publish an updated definition of key worker.

2. Transforming Cities Fund
asked by: Andrew Selous
... whether market towns will have equal access to the Transforming Cities Fund alongside metropolitan areas; how he plans to achieve equity on access to the Transforming Cities Fund throughout the UK; and if he will make a statement.

3. Coronavirus: Key Workers
asked by: Afzal Khan
... what steps his Department is taking to provide financial support to frontline key workers who are at high risk of exposure to (a) covid-19 and (b) Long Covid.

4. Coronavirus: Key Workers
asked by: Mike Amesbury
... what assessment he has made of the potential risk to key workers employed in early years childcare settings continuing to work during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown where they have clinical extremely vulnerable family members at home.

5. Coronavirus: Key Workers
asked by: Luke Pollard
... what steps he is taking to support key workers living with and providing care for extremely clinically vulnerable people who are shielding during the covid-19 outbreak who are required to physically attend their workplace during the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
John Stevenson Portrait
John Stevenson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Carlisle
Joined: 7th August 2020
Jane Stevenson Portrait
Jane Stevenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 7th August 2020
Stephen Morgan Portrait
Stephen Morgan
Vice Chair
Labour - Portsmouth South
Joined: 6th June 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Stevenson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.


Public Enquiry Point:

Kasper de Graaf, Images&Co Ltd, The Clarence Centre, 6 St George’s Circus, London SE1 6FE. Tel: 07785 302 242



Images&Co Ltd acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
14 Jul 2020
Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is paid by Key Cities to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/07/2020 To : 13/07/2021
14 Jul 2020
Images&Co Ltd
Images&Co Ltd is paid by Key Cities to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/07/2020 To : 13/07/2021
23 Apr 2017
Weber Shandwick
Secretariat   From : 23/04/2018 To : 22/04/2019
8 Feb 2017
Sunderland City Council
Secretariat   From : 08/02/2017 To : 07/02/2018

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Key Cities APPG

Former APPG Officers
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Emma Reynolds Portrait
Emma Reynolds
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Andrea Jenkyns Portrait
Andrea Jenkyns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morley and Outwood
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 31st July 2019
3 APPG Memberships
Italy , Music , Social Mobility
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
Baroness Eaton Portrait
Baroness Eaton
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland Portrait
Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland
Labour - Deceased - 5 January 2019
Joined: 29th March 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships