Local Democracy APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote the virtues of exiting forms of first tier local authorities; to inform policy making and initiatives affecting first tier local authorities; and to stimulate debate on models of community governance.

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Recent Documents related to Local Democracy

1. Innovation in Democracy: Workshop Materials
06/12/2018 - Office for Civil Society (OCS)
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Found: Innovation in Democracy: Workshop Materials - GOV.UK

2. Innovation in Democracy Programme: Expression of Interest (EoI)
06/12/2018 - Office for Civil Society (OCS)
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Found: Innovation in Democracy Programme: Expression of Interest (EoI) - GOV

3. First events announced for National Democracy Week
15/06/2018 - Cabinet Office
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Found: First events announced for National Democracy Week - GOV.UK

4. Restart all elections, local elections and any by-elections
16/11/2020 - Petitions

Found: Simply restart our democracy, as Scotland has, immediately. - Return of local council by-elections

5. Innovation in Democracy: Workshop Materials
06/12/2018 - Office for Civil Society (OCS)
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Found: Innovation in Democracy Expression of Interest Review Why are you interested in taking part in the Innovation

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Local Democracy

1. Covid-19: Local Democracy
03/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the operation of local democracy in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: Covid-19 pandemic can have on the operation of local democracy. With the devolved Administrations in Northern - Speech Link
3: are the Government doing to ensure that that local democracy is functioning? Councils’ activities seem to - Speech Link

2. Elections Bill
07/09/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: work in Parliament is a key pillar of our democracy, a democracy that is underpinned by free and fair elections - Speech Link
2: Lord Pickles said,“our well-respected democracy is at threat from unscrupulous people intent on - Speech Link
3: point that this scheme is underpinned by a free local voter card. I have already mentioned that 98% of - Speech Link

3. Elections: May 2021
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: and secure elections are the cornerstone of any democracy, and Parliament’s decision, as set out in primary - Speech Link
2: technically allowed under Covid regulations. I thank local government officials, who have stepped up to the - Speech Link
3: and secure elections are the cornerstone of any democracy. The law is that these elections should go ahead - Speech Link

4. Cairncross Review
06/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the importance of high-quality journalism to democracy; the rapidly changing market; the plummeting revenues - Speech Link

5. Cairncross Review
12/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: million in 2018. In the same period, circulation of local newspapers halved.As the review makes clear - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Local Democracy
1. Democracy
asked by: Owen Thompson
01/09/2020
... what progress he has made on the Defending Democracy programme announced on 22 July 2019; and what plans he has to publish a report on that programme.

2. Americas: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in the Americas categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

3. Americas: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in the Americas categorised as Not Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

4. Asia: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Asia categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

5. Asia: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Asia categorised as Not Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Cherilyn Mackrory Portrait
Cherilyn Mackrory
Co-Chair
Conservative - Truro and Falmouth
Joined: 20th May 2020
Duncan Baker Portrait
Duncan Baker
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Norfolk
Joined: 14th July 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Net Zero , Stroke
Baroness Scott of Needham Market Portrait
Baroness Scott of Needham Market
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
1 APPG Membership
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Earl of Lytton Portrait
Earl of Lytton
Secretary
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 29th September 2015
Karen Buck Portrait
Karen Buck
Treasurer
Labour - Westminster North
Joined: 29th September 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Richard Holden MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3059.

Email: richard.holden.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Jessica Lancod-Frost, National Association of Local Councils, 109 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LD. Tel: 0207 7290 0319

Email: jessica.lancod-frost@nalc.gov.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/parliament-and-political-engagement

No benefits in kind are on record for the Local Democracy APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Local Democracy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Greaves Portrait
Lord Greaves
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Deceased - 23 March 2021
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Vaping
Andrea Jenkyns Portrait
Andrea Jenkyns
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Morley and Outwood
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
3 APPG Memberships
Italy , Music , Social Mobility
Earl of Lytton Portrait
Earl of Lytton
Secretary
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017