John McDonnell

The Rt Hon John McDonnell is the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

APPG officer roles

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Officer Roles are drawn from the latest edition of the Register of APPGs. To see the latest edition of the register, go to Published Register of APPGs.

Airport Communities
To consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of airport operations on local communities, including expansion plans.
Vice Chair
The group will bring together parliamentarians and policy and practice experts, to promote awareness, to share knowledge, and to better understand of the needs of unpaid carers. It will work to improve legislation for carers and provide a forum for parliamentarians and stakeholders to discuss solutions to improve carers’ lives.
Children in Police Custody
To raise awareness of the experiences of children in police custody; for parliamentarians to hear from children, professionals and experts about the impacts of police custody on children, their families, carers and communities; to develop recommendations for reform to ensure that children's rights are upheld and respected in police custody.
Vice Chair
Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility
To urge the US Administration to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, to ensure the safe resettlement of those approved for release, and to ensure that due process is expedited for all the remaining prisoners.
Communities of Inquiry across the Generations
To provide practical models for conducting productive debates on difficult topics between young and old; to facilitate evidence-based, transformative discussions on equality and identity (e.g. race, faith, climate, migration); to interrogate 'culture wars' and ‘gesture politics' on and off campus; to create intergenerational communities of inquiry with parliamentarians, universities and young citizens.
Chair & Registered Contact
Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf
To protect and promote human rights and democracy in Gulf countries.
Vice Chair
Drugs, Alcohol and Justice
To provide a policy forum for frontline drug and alcohol treatment sector providers and interested parliamentarians with a focus on evidence-based harm reduction, treatment and recovery. We believe in evidence, not prejudice, in policy – and treatment, not punishment, in practice.
Vice Chair
Land Value Capture
To work in partnership with national and local government departments, land developers and others to create a forum for parliamentarians and interested stakeholders to discuss and develop innovative proposals to capture increases in land value, for the public benefit.
Chair & Registered Contact
No Recourse to Public Funds
To draw attention to the challenges faced by destitute migrants who have no recourse to public funds, with a particular focus on families and vulnerable adults, and to contribute to the development of policy and legislation in this area.
Vice Chair
Osteoporosis and Bone Health
To raise awareness of osteoporosis amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy makers to improve the lives of people living with the condition. The APPG will consider how to promote behavioural change and systems changes so people of all ages can strengthen their bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Vice Chair
Parental Participation in Education
To promote the benefits of parents being actively engaged in their children’s education and building close and successful relationships between homes and schools.
Vice Chair
Performers' Alliance
To work alongside the unions of the Performers' Alliance - Equity, the Musicians' Union and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain - to raise issues affecting performers and writers across the arts community and to provide a forum for issues relating to arts and culture policy.
Public Accountability
To examine the need for greater public accountability to address systemic failures, past and ongoing, with a view to learning why public institutions failed to act in the public interest. To call for a duty of candour to protect those who have been failed by the existing law and justice system.
Vice Chair
To promote in Parliament peace with justice and dignity for Tamils in the Island of Sri Lanka and advance their development so as to recognise their legitimate socio-political aspirations.
Vice Chair
Working at Height
Falls from height and falling objects from height account for the highest number of preventable fatalities and injuries across all sectors in UK industry. The APPG will seek to understand the root causes and propose effective, sensible measures to reduce this toll and send people safely home from work.