AGM of the APPG for the South East (2023)

By invitation only
Wednesday, 5 July, 2023
Palace of Westminster


The minutes for this meeting are available here.

Thank you for agreeing to take part in the annual general meeting (AGM) for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the South East. 

With most local councils as our members South East Councils (SEC) seeks to provide a unified democratic voice on South East interests, with all main political parties represented on our Executive Board. 

The APPG for the South East provides a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss, with others, how to promote and develop the South East region as a great place to live, work and do business. 

The current focus of the group is an inquiry into transport infrastructure in the region, entitled:

“The South East and ‘Global Britain’: what role for transport infrastructure in underpinning Britain’s plan to trade and grow?”


APPG Structure  

South East England Councils will act as APPG Secretariat and liaise with the Office of the Member who will Chair the APPG. The current officers are: 

  • Sally-Ann Hart MP (Con; Hastings & Rye) [Chair] 
  • Stephen Morgan MP (Lab; Portsmouth North)  
  • Paul Holmes MP (Con; Eastleigh)
  • Tan Dhesi MP (Lab; Slough)
  • Jonathan Lord MP (Con; Woking)
  • Henry Smith MP (Con; Crawley)
  • Dame Maria Miller MP (Con; Basingstoke)
  • James Sunderland MP (Con; Bracknell)  
  • Caroline Lucas MP (Green; Brighton Pavilion)  

Other members, and peers, are welcome to act as Vice-Chairs.  

When circumstances permit, it is intended that a meeting of the APPG be held once a quarter on a specific theme, with relevant speakers as required.  

Agenda purpose 

Wednesday’s meeting is the annual general meeting which must be held before the end of each reporting year to re-elect existing and welcome new officers to join the APPG. Under guidelines at least five parliamentarians must be present and the APPG must have at least four officers, of which at least one must be from the governing party and at least one from the main opposition party. 



1. Welcome 

  • Housekeeping

2. Attendance and apologies  

3. Confirmation of Purpose:

  • Chairs remarks
  • "The All-Party Group for the South East will provide a forum for Parliamentarians to discuss, with others, how to maintain the South East region as a great place to live, work and do business.”

4. Confirmation of Purpose: 

  • Chair (and point of contact)  
  • Vice Chairs  
  • Other  

5. Confirmation of Secretariat: 

6. Member views on topics of potential interest 

7.  Any other business