All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME -
Following announcement on Action for ME (AfME) and ME Association (MEA) websites
The APPG on M.E.: new officers
8 July 2015 All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME | now officially re-registered | 8 July 2015
www.meassociation.org.uk/2015/07/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-me-now-officially-re-registered-8-july-2015/ The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E. has been officially re-registered following the inaugural election of officers on Wednesday 1 July at the House of Lords.
The Countess of Mar was re-elected and new officers were elected for the remaining positions. The named Officers of the APPG are now:
Chair: Sir Peter Bottomley MP
Co-Chair: Countess of Mar
Vice-Chair: Mark Tami MP
Secretary: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
The APPG on M.E. aims to improve the lives of people with M.E. by working collaboratively to stimulate greater understanding and awareness of the illness and tackling key policy areas to improve outcomes for people affected by M.E.
The group will now be listed in the official Register of All-Party Parliamentary Groups and consists of backbench Members of the Houses of Commons and Lords. Although it does not have any formal powers, it plays an important role in drawing the attention of MPs, Ministers and Lords to M.E. related issues.
Thank you to everyone who encouraged their newly elected (or re-elected) MP to join.