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About the Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the West Midlands provides a forum for parliamentarians and stakeholders to monitor policy and maintain a dialogue with Government, businesses, councils and other organisations. The Group was launched in 2016 and focuses on a broad range of issues including devolution, infrastructure, skills and investment and innovation in the region.

The Group Chairs

The Group is led by a cross-party team of officers, headed by two Co-Chairs.

Jonathan Gullis MP
Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent North

Jonathan Gullis was first elected as the MP for Stoke-on-Trent North in 2019. He brings his background in education to Parliament, having been a school teacher and NASUWT trade union representative in Birmingham prior to being elected. He is currently a member of the Education Select Committee. Jonathan’s top priorities for Stoke-on-Trent North are protecting and preserving the areas of industrial heritage at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, delivering new high-skilled and high wage jobs under Silicon Stoke building, and championing NHS services particularly around mental health provision.

 

Preet Kaur Gill MP
Labour (Co-op), Birmingham, Egbaston

Preet Kaur Gill was elected as the MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston in 2017, becoming the first female British Sikh MP. Born and raised in the West Midlands, Preet was previously a social worker and a Councillor and Cabinet Member for public health and protection on Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. In April 2020, she was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.

 

Information on all the groups officers can be found here.

Inquiry into strategic planning and infrastructure in the West Midlands

The West Midlands APPG has launched an inquiry into strategic planning and infrastructure in the West Midlands.

The final report on the topic is expected to launch later this year. As part of this report, we are hoping to receive input from stakeholder organisations and individuals from across the region.

We will be accepting submissions of written evidence no longer than 1,500 words up until Midnight on Sunday 19 September 2021.

For the full terms of reference, please see here.

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