12/02/2020: The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music held its inaugural Meeting of this Parliament on Wednesday 11 February and re-elected officers to the group which is one of the largest at Westminster.
Members of the APPG On Music with Acting CEO Tom Kiehl and UK Music board members.
The APPG brings together a cross-party group of Parliamentarians with an interest in the music industry and acts as a forum between Parliament and industry. Conservative MP David Warburton was relected Chair of the Group. Jeff Smith, Dehenna Davison and Lord Tyrie were newly elected Vice-Chairs of the Group.
UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl updated the Group on UK Music’s policy priorities for the forthcoming Parliament.
The APPG also heard from Alison Tickell, CEO and founder of the charity Julie’s Bicycle, on how the music industry can act on climate change and environmental sustainability in 2020 which is a crucial year for action on climate change in the run-up to COP26. APPG members at the meeting asked what practical help could be given to those in industry.
Parliamentarians who attended the meeting included David Warburton MP, Kevin Brennan MP, Pete Wishart MP, Alex Sobel MP, Dehenna Davison MP, Lord Aberdare, Jeff Smith MP, John Spellar MP, Simon Baynes MP, Earl of Clancarty, Sir Greg Knight MP, Chris Matheson MP, Mark Tami MP and Lord Tyrie as well as UK Music membership, including Olga FitzRoy, Executive Director of MPG, Horace Trubridge, General Secretary of MU, Naomi Pohl, Assistant General Secretary of MU and General Manager of the FAC Dave Martin.