River Thames APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 08/04/2024

The Thames catchment has many millions dependent upon the health of the Royal River Thames. It provides drinking water, sewage disposal, recreation, peace and tranquillity on its banks. It provides drainage and at times takes flood waters out to the sea. The APPG provides an essential conduit to delivering sustainable management.

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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Reticulating Splines
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4 Current APPG Officers
John Howell Portrait
John Howell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Henley
Joined: 16th March 2016
Paul Beresford Portrait
Paul Beresford
Officer
Conservative - Mole Valley
Joined: 21st November 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Howell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6676.

Email: howelljm@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Michael Shefras. Tel: 01784 481 719

Email: michael@shefras.com

Date
4 Jul 2019
Source
River Thames Alliance Co Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2019 To : 03/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
River Thames Alliance Co Ltd
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the River Thames APPG

Former APPG Officers
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Officer
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 5th April 2023
Departed: 1st November 2023
2 APPG Memberships
Fusion Energy , Morocco
Lord Leigh of Hurley Portrait
Lord Leigh of Hurley
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 22nd February 2023
1 APPG Membership
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Jack Lopresti Portrait
Jack Lopresti
Officer
Conservative - Filton and Bradley Stoke
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 22nd February 2023
Viscount Waverley Portrait
Viscount Waverley
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 22nd February 2023
No other APPG Memberships
Barry Sheerman Portrait
Barry Sheerman
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Huddersfield
Joined: 10th March 2021
Departed: 22nd February 2023
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Officer
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
3 APPG Memberships
Greece , Italy , Microplastics
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Bob Stewart Portrait
Bob Stewart
Officer
Independent - Beckenham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
Mark Menzies Portrait
Mark Menzies
Officer
Conservative - Fylde
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 27th January 2021
4 APPG Memberships
Flood Prevention , Latin America , Oman , Saudi Arabia
Henry Smith Portrait
Henry Smith
Officer
Conservative - Crawley
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
David Evennett Portrait
David Evennett
Officer
Conservative - Bexleyheath and Crayford
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gillian Keegan Portrait
Gillian Keegan
Officer
Conservative - Chichester
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Gareth Johnson Portrait
Gareth Johnson
Officer
Conservative - Dartford
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Responsible Vaping
Ruth Cadbury Portrait
Ruth Cadbury
Vice Chair
Labour - Brentford and Isleworth
Joined: 23rd October 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Lord Benyon Portrait
Lord Benyon
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David T C Davies Portrait
David T C Davies
Officer
Conservative - Monmouth
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Martin Vickers Portrait
Martin Vickers
Officer
Conservative - Cleethorpes
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Deputy Chair
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Deputy Chair
Conservative - Witney
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Matt Rodda Portrait
Matt Rodda
Officer
Labour - Reading East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Western Rail Link to Heathrow
James Duddridge Portrait
James Duddridge
Officer
Conservative - Rochford and Southend East
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Kelly Tolhurst Portrait
Kelly Tolhurst
Officer
Conservative - Rochester and Strood
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Fiona Mactaggart Portrait
Fiona Mactaggart
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Slough
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Barker Portrait
Baroness Barker
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017