APPG on Refugees - Refugee Council

APPG on Refugees

The government’s approach to refugee and asylum policy has a profound effect on the people the Refugee Council supports.

The Refugee Council is building cross-party consensus for an alternative to the costly and unworkable status quo.

We work with politicians from across the political spectrum and provide regular briefings on legislation and UK Government policy. One of the main ways we engage with the Parliamentary system is by providing the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees.


The APPG on Refugees

The group is chaired by Anne McLaughlin MP (SNP) with Lord Alf Dubs (Labour) as Co-Chair. Baroness Philippa Stroud (Conservative) and Andrew Western MP (Labour) are the other two Officers of the group.
The group's mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to refugees and to provide recommendations to UK Government on improving the asylum system and the welfare of refugees. The APPG on Refugees holds regular meetings in Parliament; this includes an inquiry into safe routes for refugees taking place in May 2024.

Anne McLaughlin MP SNP, Co-Chair and registered Contact
Lord Alf Dubs Labour, Co-Chair
Baroness Philippa Stroud Conservative, Officer
Andrew Western MP Labour, Officer
Tim Loughton MP Conservative
David Simmonds MP Conservative
Jackie Doyle Price MP Conservative
Peter Bottomley MP Conservative
Paul Blomfield MP Labour
Barry Gardiner MP Labour
Afzal Khan MP Labour
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP Labour
Baroness Ruth Lister Labour
Baroness Sally Hamwee Liberal Democrat
Lord Mike German Liberal Democrat
Lord Jonny Oates Liberal Democrat
Baroness Sarah Ludford Liberal Democrat
Patrick Grady MP SNP
Alison Thewliss MP SNP
Anum Qaisar MP SNP
John McNally MP SNP
Carol Monaghan MP SNP
Amy Callaghan MP SNP
Caroline Lucas MP Green
Bishop of Chelmsford, Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani Bishop
Lord John Kerr Crossbench
Lord David Alton of Liverpool Crossbench


Keep up to date on the latest work by the APPG on Refugees by following their X account @APPGRefugees

The group does not currently have a mailing list for the public, but please feel free to email the Refugee Council’s Senior Public Affairs Advisor Hayden Banks for more information about the work of this APPG.


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