APPG on Refugees

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees brings together Parliamentarians from all political parties with an interest in refugees. The group's mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to refugees, both in the UK and abroad, and to promote the welfare of refugees and people seeking asylum.

The APPG holds regular meetings in Parliament on a range of key issues and provides parliamentarians with the latest research and developments within the UK and global asylum and refugee policy.

In 2015 the APPG conducted an inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK, in partnership with the APPG on Migration.

In 2017, the APPG conducted an inquiry into the treatment of new refugees in the UK, entitled Refugees Welcome?

The group is chaired by Thangam Debbonaire, Member of Parliament for Bristol West.

You can keep up to date with the work of the APPG via the group's twitter account: @APPGRefugees.

For more information about the APPG, including to join the mailing list, please contact our Parliamentary Manager Seb Klier at

Current APPG on Refugees members:

  • Thangam Debbonaire MP - Chair
  • David Linden MP - Vice-chair
  • Caroline Lucas MP - Vice-chair
  • Alex Cunningham MP
  • Alex Sobel MP
  • Alison Thewliss MP
  • Alistair Carmichael MP
  • Angela Rayner MP
  • Bambos Charalambous MP
  • Baroness Hamwee
  • Baroness Janke
  • Baroness Kinnock
  • Baroness Lister
  • Baroness Sheehan
  • Baroness Tonge
  • Catherine West MP
  • Chris Stephens MP
  • Clive Lewis MP
  • Daniel Kawczynski MP
  • David Drew MP
  • Dawn Butler MP
  • Fabian Hamilton MP
  • Helen Whately MP
  • Hywel Williams MP
  • Jeremy Lefroy MP
  • Lord Alton
  • Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale
  • Lord Ramsbotham
  • Lord Roberts
  • Lord Scriven
  • Lord Selkirk
  • Louise Haigh MP
  • Mark Pritchard MP
  • Martyn Day MP
  • Mary Creagh MP
  • Paul Blomfield MP
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
  • Roger Godsiff MP
  • Rt Revd Dr John Inge, the Lord Bishop of Worcester
  • Ruth Cadbury MP
  • Ruth George MP
  • Stephen Doughty MP
  • Stephen Gethins MP
  • Steve Pound MP
  • Stuart McDonald MP
  • Tom Brake MP
  • Virendra Sharma MP
  • Vernon Coaker MP
  • Gareth Thomas MP
  • Tulip Siddiq MP
  • Kate Green MP
  • Rt Revd Paul Butler, the Lord Bishop of Durham
  • Layla Moran MP
  • Heidi Allen MP
  • Tommy Sheppard MP
  • Jeff Smith MP
  • Sandy Martin MP
  • Jon Cruddas MP
  • Rosie Duffield MP
  • Tim Farron MP
  • Hugh Gaffney MP
  • Christine Jardine MP
  • Mohammad Yasin MP
  • Matt Western MP
  • Stephen Timms MP
  • Rachael Maskell MP
  • Lord Richards