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The New Name and Committee for the APPGCW

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The Committee of the APPCG (All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group) have recently agreed that the Group's name should be changed to the more inclusive All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW).

The decision was made at the AGM on the 29th of October 2019, but was not announced until January 2020 due to the Election being called.

According to the APPCG, the name was changed due to discussions of cycling issues by Government, Parliament, local authorities, the media, pressure groups and others often taking place in the context of an ‘active travel' agenda, which largely comprises of both cycling and walking.

Secondly, cycling and walking groups often have similar concerns, similar objectives, similar audiences and similar messages. The APPGCW Committee therefore decided that a standalone cycling group runs the risk of appearing somewhat anachronistic and detached from the current direction of political and policy debate. They believed it would be helpful to adopt a name that indicates greater alignment to the thinking of the key stakeholder groups and to the content of much of the debate.

Despite this, the Group has envisaged that activities will continue to be predominantly concerned with cycling issues, while also being active as appropriate on wider active travel issues, particularly when they complement the cycling agenda and/or when support and involvement is sought by other groups addressing active travel issues.

The new APPCG Committee elected last week is as follows:

Co-Chair Ruth Cadbury Lab
Co-Chair Flick Drummond Con

Secretary Matt Western Lab

Vice-Chair Feryal Clark Lab
Vice-Chair Virginia Crosbie Con
Vice-Chair Layla Moran Lib Dem
Vice-Chair Lord Young of Norwood Green Lab

Treasurer Fabian Hamilton Lab

Officer Baroness Barker Lib Dem
Officer Anneliese Dodds Lab
Officer Lillian Greenwood Lab
Officer Meg Hillier Lab
Officer Rachael Maskell Lab
Officer Lord Russell of Liverpool Crossbench
Officer Daniel Zeichner Lab

Patron Ben Bradshaw Lab
Patron Lord Berkeley Lab
Patron Lord Young of Cookham Con

The Cycling and Walking Showcase will be taking place on the 11th of February, more information about the event and how to register can be found on the ACT website.

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