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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.

About the Group

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.

Contact the Group

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 

on westmidlandsappg@connectpa.co.uk

This is not an official website [or Feed] pf parliament. It has not been approved by either House. APPGs are informal groups of Parliamentarians with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed are those of the group.

The Group Chairs
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Co-Chair: Jonathan Gullis MP

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.

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Co-Chair: Preet Kaur Gill MP

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 group’s 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.

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