Sir John Whittingdale

Sir John Whittingdale is the Conservative MP for Maldon, and has been an MP continuously since 9 April 1992. He currently holds the Government posts of Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology), and Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport).

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.

To help bilateral relations between the UK and Albania and improve parliamentary relations.
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To encourage links between the UK parliament and the Republic of Armenia and to increase awareness of that country in the UK parliament.
Dark Skies
To highlight the importance of preserving our ability to see a dark sky at night; promote the adoption of dark sky friendly lighting and planning policies; protect existing UK Dark Sky reserves and support potential new reserves; and collaborate with overseas groups such as the International Dark Sky Association.
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To facilitate greater parliamentary awareness on developments in Georgia.
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Nuclear Energy
A forum for parliamentarians to discuss civil nuclear energy on a cross-party basis.
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To support and promote the sport of polo in the UK.
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To promote and strengthen relations between the UK and Ukrainian parliaments.
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