All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government

To discuss issues of interest and concern to parliamentarians and councillors about local government.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Local Government brings together members of the House of Commons and House of Lords with an interest in local government. The Group was established following the 2005 General Election and is one of the leading APPGs, providing regular briefings to local government and contributing to the national political debate on the key issues that impact our sector. Previous meetings have been held with government ministers on a range of topics including housing, the Northern Powerhouse, devolution and social care. Since its inception, the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) has acted as the Group’s secretariat.


With each new Parliament, the APPG must be reconstituted and new officers were elected on 15 January 2020 as follows:

Chair: Chris Clarkson MP

Vice Chair: Rachel Hopkins MP

Treasurer: James Daly MP

Secretary: Baroness Eaton

Officer: Paul Holmes MP

If you would like to be kept up to date on the work of the APPG, please email

Previous events

21 April 2021 – Virtual AGM on the impact of Covid-19 on health and social care reform – where next?

20 July 2020 – Virtual meeting on the long-term funding implications for local authorities post-Covid-19

Summer reception 2019

8 July 2018 –  Meeting on Homelessness with Nigel Adams MP

Summer reception 2018

Summer reception 2017

Summer reception 2016

24 May 2016 – What next for the northern powerhouse? with James Wharton MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse.

Summer reception 2015

Summer reception 2014

Summer reception 2013

Report publication 2012 – Care Now and For the Future: an inquiry into adult social care

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