Mr Barry Sheerman

Mr Barry Sheerman is the Labour (Co-op) MP for Huddersfield, and has been an MP continually since 3 May 1979.

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.

Air Pollution
To bring together parliamentarians, experts, and stakeholders to discuss and promote measures to tackle poor air quality; and to work to raise the profile of both the problem and its solutions in Parliament.
Vice Chair
Assistive Technology
To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst members of both Houses of Parliament.
Carbon Monoxide
The APPG is the leading forum for parliamentarians from both Houses and all parties to work together to discuss ways of tackling CO poisoning, improve government policy on CO safety and raise public awareness of the threat posed by deadly CO gas.
Chair & Registered Contact
Design and Innovation
To encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the design industry and innovation communities, helping to raise the profile of design both inside and outside of Parliament.
Chair & Registered Contact
Financial Technology
To provide a progressive forum for parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to the growth and competitiveness of the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry.
Health in all Policies
The group examines the effects of all national public policy on the health of the UK population with an emphasis on health inequalities between different population groups. It provides a discussion forum for parliamentarians and acts as a source of well-evidenced information on social, health and public health issues.
Vice Chair
Learning Disability
To look at the issues facing people with a learning disability and their families. The group looks at the key issues of the day, across areas including health, social care, education, employment and benefits.
To drive UK productivity and social well-being through promoting closer understanding between parliamentarians and UK managers and leaders from across all sectors.
Chair & Registered Contact
To encourage the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the UK's diverse manufacturing industries, helping to raise the profile of manufacturing both inside and outside Parliament.
Vice Chair
Miscarriages of Justice
To examine the structural problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice and to provide a forum from which to improve access to justice for those who have been wrongly convicted.
Chair & Registered Contact
Skills, Careers and Employment
Cross-party coalition of parliamentarians devoted to raising the profile of skills and employment policy. Brings together Parliament, employers, and the skills sector to ensure that skills policy promotes social mobility, lifelong learning opportunities and local economic growth.
Supported Internships and Disability Employment
The APPG is dedicated to boosting the employment prospects for disabled people and reducing the disability employment gap.
Sustainable Resource
To develop a deeper understanding between government, parliament and the sustainable resource management sector of the sustainable management of waste.
Chair & Registered Contact
United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development
To promote the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and monitor their implementation.
Vice Chair
Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire
To bring MPs of all parties together with key leaders - those in local government, the private sector and social enterprise - to help maximise future investment in the region for the benefit of all local communities and economies.
Chair & Registered Contact