Political Literacy APPG

First Registered: 10/03/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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The key aim of this APPG will be to provide evidence for the importance of political literacy education in promoting youth participation in democratic life. The ultimate goal of this APPG will be to ensure that all young people become politically literate by the time they finish their secondary education.

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Recent Documents related to Political Literacy

1. Democracy and Digital Technologies
02/02/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: crisis. There is an urgent need for reform of political advertising. Three years after the referendum

2. London School of Economics and Political Science - written evidence
04/12/2018 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: and Political ScienceWritten evidence submitted by the London School of Economics and Political Science  Tackling

3. 5th Report - Disinformation and 'fake news': Interim Report
29/07/2018 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Cambridge Analytica, SCL and AIQ 4 Political campaigning What is a political advert? Electoral questions concerning

4. Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
01/02/2020 - Inquiry: Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 - Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee
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Found: Our work revolves around providing a Political Literacy course to secondary school students across

5. Amend the Online Harms Bill to take stronger action against misinformation
09/06/2021 - Petitions

Found: poses to political participation and trust. It needs concrete measures to boost media literacy skills to

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Political Literacy

1. Office of Communications: Chair
18/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: chair to be someone with a long record of extreme political partisanship, and who, as a newspaper editor, - Speech Link

2. Sound Reading System and Literacy
14/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: system and describe its promise for improving literacy. The sound reading system was developed in my - Speech Link

3. Digital Identification Protocol
20/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: equal digital opportunities, widespread digital literacy and strong digital security? For this to succeed - Speech Link
2: not accept the noble Lord’s assertion about the political complexion of recent appointments. All go through - Speech Link

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

1: journey with a diet of financial, entertainment, political and international news as readers made their way - Speech Link
2: life and death. We urgently need a national media literacy campaign, like that in Finland, and credible government - Speech Link
3: welcome the initiative to develop an online media literacy strategy and that the Government accept that social - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
22/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: parliamentary group on political literacy, emphasises that political and media literacy go hand in hand. Considering - Speech Link
2: right. The commission has recently published political literacy resources to include a module on online campaigning - Speech Link
3: Decisions on whether to deploy such a mechanism are political and not for the commission. It has therefore made - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Political Literacy
1. Literacy
asked by: Baroness Rebuck
... and (3) what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate funding is available for that programme.

2. Literacy
asked by: Baroness Rebuck
... and (2) for one-to-one tutoring for those in greatest need returning to school after the COVID-19 lockdown.

3. Literacy
asked by: Scott Benton
... what steps he is taking to encourage people to take part in adult literacy programmes in (a) Blackpool and (b) England.

4. Literacy
asked by: Jeremy Hunt
... (b) at OECD literacy level 1 and (c) at OECD literacy level 2 in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

5. Literacy
asked by: Lord Bird
... to increase literacy levels in England

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Simon Fell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: simon.fell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Danielle Vaughan, Shout Out UK, 240 Portobello Road, London W11 1LL. Tel: 0203 643 8133

Email: appg@shoutoutuk.org


Shout Out UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.shoutoutuk.org/

Group's Website:


Benefits in Kind
19 Jan 2021
Shout Out UK
Secretariat   From : 19/01/2021 To : 18/01/2022

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Political Literacy APPG