'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods APPG

First Registered: 01/07/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To raise awareness and understanding of what constitutes a ‘left behind’ neighbourhood and to explore, propose and advocate for the implementation of approaches designed to 'level up’ the social and economic outcomes of their residents and make their communities stronger and more resilient, including by applying learning about the impact of COVID-19.

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 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods

1. East Renfrewshire community volunteer effort
03/06/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: up to volunteer drives covering streets and neighbourhoods; applauds the efforts of these groups of neighbours

2. Dr Roland Graham - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Active travel - Transport Committee
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Found: is proposed that the first stage be based in neighbourhoods around town centres, in which development takes

3. Investigating the Urban Land Nexus and Inclusive Urbanisation in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, and Khartoum, Research Report
27/02/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: governments or the residents of more exclusive neighbourhoods who see them as encroachers, into overcrowded

4. By deeds and their results: strengthening our communities and nation
20/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: spaces 17Shared prosperity, with no community left behind 19Section 3: How we will take this forward 21Appendix:

5. Age International - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Forced displacement in Africa - International Development Committee
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Found: include. The government’s commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’ and to the SDG’s will not be achieved unless older

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods

1. Levelling-up Agenda: Tees Valley
25/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: indicator of productivity, continues to lag 9.1% behind the UK average. On top of that, research by iwoca - Speech Link
2: communities with the powers to help themselves has left us in a state where the disparity in funding levels - Speech Link
3: long time in development. However, the funding behind the Government’s 10-point plan for the green industrial - Speech Link
4: Since the 1980s, the town has gradually fallen behind other places in the UK for job prospects, life - Speech Link
5: existing social and economic problems in left-behind neighbourhoods. What I mean by levelling up our social - Speech Link
6: decades Government after Government have left our region behind. I call Tees Valley our region; I am probably - Speech Link

2. Crime (West Sandwell)
27/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: allow police officers the freedom to come out from behind the desk and to be out there in the community. - Speech Link
2: Mayor of the west midlands, who left the note to say there was no money left. I assure this House that we - Speech Link
3: street lighting and home security. The principle behind the fund is that policing cannot deliver this on - Speech Link

3. Health Inequalities
04/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: decreases seen in the most deprived 10% of neighbourhoods in the north-east. He found that the mortality - Speech Link
2: not. He came to Glasgow, made his speech and then left before all the expert evidence was given. We also - Speech Link
3: their drug use”.In the brief time I have left, it is worth reflecting that reduced funding is - Speech Link
4: child dental health, on which I feel a push from behind every time there is a health debate. When I first - Speech Link
5: standard—I will always fight for that. Now that we have left the European Union, the Government can finally put - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Emergency Transport and Travel Measures in London Boroughs
04/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: “road smallings”—and controversial low-traffic neighbourhoods all over our capital. They have followed a - Speech Link
2: bringing him up. In the context of low-traffic neighbourhoods, does she think that a good deal of consultation - Speech Link
3: Does my hon. Friend agree that the low traffic neighbourhoods are really important in constituencies such - Speech Link
4: Does the hon. Member agree that low traffic neighbourhoods can sometimes be important for air quality - Speech Link
5: encourage cycling and walking. Low traffic neighbourhoods are a collection of measures, including road - Speech Link

5. High Performance Vehicle Renting (Regulation)
24/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: vehicles being driven recklessly in and around neighbourhoods. Various attempts have been made to combat - Speech Link

6. Policing in South-West London
07/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the devastating impact it has on those who are left behind and the importance of a rapid police response - Speech Link
2: if you like—and that does cause problems in neighbourhoods, not just on the day, but in the catch-up, - Speech Link
3: which they can sell drugs. Dealing with that was behind the regulations that the Government introduced - Speech Link

7. Covid-19: Statutory Sick Pay
02/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: action to remove the barriers to sick pay that have left the lowest paid workers without support. Throughout - Speech Link

8. Electricity Generation: Local Suppliers
14/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the all-party parliamentary group for left-behind neighbourhoods, and there are many opportunities for - Speech Link
2: areas such as his and mine, which have been left behind. This offers so many opportunities, and we would - Speech Link
3: to get involved. I want to mention those who are left out and how important it is that the community energy - Speech Link

9. Fly-tipping: Penalties
01/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: we are sick and tired of people making our neighbourhoods dumping grounds. People have even said to me - Speech Link
2: Nationally, locating, managing and removing waste left by fly-tipping costs the UK economy about £600 million - Speech Link
3: natural environment and wildlife. In all cases, it is left to somebody else to clean it up. I know that my - Speech Link
4: applying big fines, we are on their side and right behind them.I feel particularly strongly about - Speech Link

10. Knife Crime
24/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: stage where we have hardly any youth social workers left in Waltham Forest, which is one of the biggest boroughs - Speech Link
2: budgets are being squeezed and when posts are being left open. We are talking about prevention, rather than - Speech Link
3: of schools and, as I said, to see the children behind these figures who are falling through the cracks - Speech Link
4: must recognise that those communities are being left behind. A lot of research suggests that they voted heavily - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods
1. Poverty
asked by: Baroness Stroud
... what steps they are taking to ensure that people living more than 50 per cent below the poverty line in the UK are not left behind.

2. Community Development: Finance
asked by: Dan Jarvis
... what steps he plans to take to provide further financial support to communities that feel left behind.

3. Sir Edward Heath
asked by: Lord Lexden
... when they will provide a full explanation of the reasons behind their decision not to establish an inquiry into the seven outstanding allegations against Sir Edward Heath left open at the end of Operation Conifer.

4. Dementia: Health Services
asked by: Julian Sturdy
... what steps he is taking to ensure that dementia patients can be accommodated in their own neighbourhoods.

5. Schools: Inspections
asked by: Angela Rayner
... deeper inspection approach with some of those schools.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Paul Howell Portrait
Paul Howell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Sedgefield
Joined: 1st July 2020
Nicola Richards Portrait
Nicola Richards
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Bromwich East
Joined: 1st July 2020
Jack Brereton Portrait
Jack Brereton
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 1st July 2020
Ian Levy Portrait
Ian Levy
Conservative - Blyth Valley
Joined: 1st July 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Emma Lewell-Buck Portrait
Emma Lewell-Buck
Labour - South Shields
Joined: 27th January 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Dyspraxia , School Food
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Paul Howell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: paul.howell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Daniel Crowe, Local Trust, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR. Tel: 020 3588 0565

Email: appg@localtrust.org.uk


Local Trust acts as the group's secretariat. https://localtrust.org.uk/

Group's Website:


Benefits in Kind
17 Jun 2020
Local Trust
Secretariat   From : 17/06/2020 To : 16/06/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gill Furniss Portrait
Gill Furniss
Labour - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Joined: 1st July 2020
Departed: 16th December 2020