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General Election Notice: Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 30 May, the APPG has temporarily ceased to exist. We will reconvene after polling day (4 July).


The 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

About the Group

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.

Full List of Members: 
Co-Chair: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

Co-Chair: Liz Twist MP

Officer: Lord Wigley

Member: Baroness Hooper

Member: Baroness Boycott

Member: Lord Reay

Member: Baroness Bakewell

Member: Lord Cromwell

Member: Tim Farron MP

Member: Peter Aldous MP

Member: Ruth Cadbury MP

Member: Rachel Maskell MP

Member: Steve Double MP

Member: Ian Liddell Grainger MP

Member: Alex Davies-Jones

Member: Flick Drummond MP

Member: Selaine Saxby MP

Officer: Richard Foord MP

Member: Baroness Berridge

Member: Andy Slaughter MP

Member: Cat Smith MP

Member: Mary Glindon MP

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Co Chair: Liz Twist MP

Liz Twist has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Blaydon since June 2017 and is a Senior Whip. She has a strong union background and is passionate about well-run public services, healthcare, water quality and opportunities for local people. Her other interests and campaign areas include housing, rare diseases, wildlife and climate change. Liz Chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Phenylketonuria (PKU), Rare Diseases, Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention, and is Vice-Chair of the Net-Zero Group.


Co Chair: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

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.

Upcoming event:
Challenges and Opportunities at Thames Water | In Conversation with Cathryn Ross

Date: Wednesday 1 May

Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Venue:  Parliament and online via Zoom  

We are delighted to announce the next session of the All-Parliamentary Water Group which will take place from 17:00 – 18:00 in Parliament and online via Zoom.


This session will be chaired by Baroness McIntosh, Co-Chair of APPWG, and will hear from Cathryn Ross, Strategy and External Affairs Director at Thames Water and former Chief Executive of Ofwat. We would be delighted if you could join us for this special session. In-person spaces are limited and prioritised for MPs/sponsors, so we would kindly ask that you join the meeting virtually instead. You can RSVP via this form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Group’s secretariat at

RSVP here

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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. 

Connect provide the Secretariat to the Group on behalf of the Group sponsors. For information on Connect’s clients, please visit the PRCA Register.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the APPG, please contact us on 0207 592 9592 or email

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