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All-Party Parliamentary Water Group

About the Group

APPWG fringe meetingThe All-Party Parliamentary Water Group provides a forum for Parliamentarians and interested stakeholders to monitor government and regulatory policy and maintain a dialogue with government, Parliament, the water sector and a wide range of other interested groups. The Group has been running for nearly 10 years and is one of the most active All Party Groups in Parliament, holding regular meetings throughout the year on a wide range of topics.

The Group

The Group is led by a cross-party team of parliamentary officers, headed by our Co-Chairs, Alex Davies-Jones MP and Baroness McIntosh of Pickering.

Alex Davies-Jones MP, Co-Chair

Alex Davies-Jones was elected as the first female MP for Pontypridd in December 2019 for the Labour Party. Prior to her election she was a Community Engagement Manager for Welsh Water, and was first elected as a Councillor in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in 2012. Alex brings her industry expertise to the group combined with her first-hand experience of living and representing an area affected badly by flooding.


Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Co-Chair

Anne McIntosh was elevated to the peerage as Baroness McIntosh of Pickering in October 2015 following a long career as first an MEP, from 1989 to 1999, and then as Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton (formerly Vale of York) from 1997 to 2015. She has a huge range of experience and expertise in environmental policy having served as Shadow Environment Minister from 2007 to 2010 and as Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee from 2010 to 2015.

Information on all the group’s officers can be found here.

Group Sponsors

The Group is supported by a range of organisations across the water sector who help fund the running of the Group via its secretariat, Connect. If you are interested in finding out more about the role of a sponsor, please contact


Contact the Group

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Group, please contact Beth Sidwell at the Group’s secretariat on

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