Social Science and Policy APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To bring together parliamentarians and social scientists and by doing so demonstrate the relevance and value of social science research.

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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5 Current APPG Officers
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 3rd June 2016
72 APPG Memberships
Adult Education , Afrikan Reparations , Ageing and Older People , Arts and Heritage , Austria , BBC , Black Maternal Health , British Overseas Territories , Carbon Monoxide , Commonwealth , Community Development in Europe , Croatia , Cycling and Walking , Dalits , Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf , Dentistry and Oral Health , Disability , Domestic Violence and Abuse , Equitable Life Policyholders , Ethnic Minority Business Owners , Fatherhood , Flags and Heraldry , Gasworks Redevelopment , Global Security and Non-Proliferation , Gypsies, Travellers and Roma , Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood , Haiti , Hospice and End of Life Care , Immigration Detention , Insurance and Financial Services , Internet, Communications and Technology , Ireland and the Irish in Britain , Kosovo , Leasehold and Commonhold Reform , Limits to Growth , London's Planning and Built Environment , Longevity , Maternity , Media , Music , No Recourse to Public Funds , Olympic and Paralympic Games , Opera , Park Homes , Performing Arts Education and Training , Photography , Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 , Race and Community , Religion in the Media , Religious Education , Republic of Korea , Retail Crime , Road Freight and Logistics , Rowing , Scientific , Scotch Whisky , Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK , Social Enterprise , Social Integration , South Africa , St George's Day , Tibet , Transport Safety , United Nations , United Nations Women , Vascular and Venous Disease , Votes at 16 , Western Sahara , Wine and Spirits , Wine of Great Britain , Women in Transport , Youth Affairs
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Whitty Portrait
Lord Whitty
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Energy Costs
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone Portrait
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 3rd June 2016
2 APPG Memberships
Media , University of Hull
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5060.


Public Enquiry Point:

Brenda Grant, UK Research and Innovation, c/o 21 Caroline Road, London SW19 3QL. Tel: 020 8542 2494



UK Research and Innovation acts as the group's secretariat.

15 Jan 2020
UK Research and Innovation
Secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
1 Jan 2016
Vista Events
Economic and Research Council pays Vista Events to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Social Science and Policy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Fiona Mactaggart Portrait
Fiona Mactaggart
Labour - Former Member for Slough
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships