Who we are

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The APPG brings together parliamentarians from all parties and both Houses. Our members include experts in digital regulation, technology and in reimagining the online world.

If you would like to become a member of the APPG, please contact [email protected]

Officers

The Officers of the APPG reflect the level of cross-party engagement on the issues of digital regulation and responsibility.

Jeremy Wright QC MP
Chair /Conservative/
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Jeremy Wright QC MP
Chair /Conservative/

Jeremy practised as a Barrister specialising in criminal law until being elected as a Member of Parliament for Rugby and Kenilworth in 2005. Following boundary changes, he was re-elected for the Kenilworth and Southam constituency in 2010 and again in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

In his first Parliament, he founded and chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia and served as a member of the Constitutional Affairs (later Justice) Select Committee. He was appointed an Opposition Whip in 2007 …

Baroness Kidron
Deputy Chair /Crossbench/
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Baroness Kidron
Deputy Chair /Crossbench/

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE is a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and an advocate for children’s rights in the digital world.

Before entering the House of Lords, Kidron spent 30 years as a film director, making dramas including the BAFTA-winning Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, and documentaries such as Sex Death and the Gods, and InRealLife among others. She was the co-founder of the educational charity Into …

Baroness Nicky Morgan
Vice Chair /Conservative/
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Baroness Nicky Morgan
Vice Chair /Conservative/
The Rt Hon the Baroness Morgan of Cotes (Nicky Morgan) is a former Conservative Minister having served in the Cabinets of David Cameron and Boris Johnson as, respectively, Education Secretary and Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary. She also chaired the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee for 2 years. She was the Member of Parliament for Loughborough between 2010 and 2019 and joined the House of Lords in January 2020.
Maria Miller
Vice Chair /Conservative/
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Maria Miller
Vice Chair /Conservative/

Maria was first elected to represent Basingstoke in the 2005 General Election. Before entering Parliament, Maria worked for 20 years in marketing, including board level experience.

On becoming a Member of Parliament, Maria was appointed to the Trade and Industry Select Committee. David Cameron appointed her as Shadow Minister for Education in December 2005, then Shadow Minister for Family Welfare in the Department for Work and Pensions in November 2006. Maria moved back to the Education team as …

Lord Puttnam
Vice Chair /Labour/
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Lord Puttnam
Vice Chair /Labour/
Lord David Puttnam is the Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio-visual seminars to students all over the world. In addition to this, he is a member of the House of Lords where he pursues an active role in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital skills. In 2019, he was appointed to chair a special inquiry committee to investigate the impact of digital technologies on democracy. The committee’s findings were …
Sarah Champion
Vice Chair /Labour/
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Sarah Champion
Vice Chair /Labour/

Sarah Champion was elected as Member of Parliament for Rotherham in a by-election in November 2012.

She has campaigned extensively on issues relating to child protection, abuse, equality issues and the steel industry.

Sarah served in the opposition front bench, as a shadow minister in the Home Office team from September 2015 until June 2016 and in the shadow cabinet, as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from October 2016 until August 2017. She also served on the Transport, …

Lord Clement Jones
Vice Chair /Liberal Democrats/
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Lord Clement Jones
Vice Chair /Liberal Democrats/
Lord Clement-Jones was made CBE for political services in 1988 and a life peer in 1998. Until July 2004 he was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport, in the House of Lords. He is the current House of Lords Liberal Democrat spokesman for Digital and a former spokesman on the Creative Industries (2015-17). He is the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-18) and Co-Chair …
Hannah Bardell
Vice Chair /SNP/
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Hannah Bardell
Vice Chair /SNP/

Hannah has been the MP for the Livingston constituency since she was first elected in 2015 and is currently the party’s spokesperson on Consular Affairs and International Engagement. She was the SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport when the Government issued the Online Harms White Paper and submitted a detailed response.

Hannah was born and raised in Craigshill, Livingston and later attended Stirling University where she studied Film and Media. Before …

Carla Lockhart
Vice Chair /DUP/
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Carla Lockhart
Vice Chair /DUP/

Carla was elected as Member of Parliament for Upper Bann in 2019, having served in the Northern Ireland Assembly as a MLA since 2016.

She is the DUP DEFRA Spokesperson in Westminster, and takes a keen interest in issues relating to the unborn child, freedom of religious belief, support for community development and special educational needs. She has been a vocal advocate for better regulation of the internet having suffered extensive online abuse throughout her political career.

Secretariat

Reset acts as the secretariat for the APPG, services which it offers as a benefit in kind to the APPG.