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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.

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Group Sponsors

The Group is supported by the following organisations who help fund the running of the Group via its secretariat, Connect. 

If you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact westmidlandsappg@connectpa.co.uk.

 

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 westmidlandsappg@connectpa.co.uk.

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