Baroness Smith of Newnham

Baroness Smith of Newnham's full title is The Baroness Smith of Newnham. Her name is Julie Elizabeth Smith, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.

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.

Adult Education
To celebrate the contribution of adult education to the social, economic and cultural wellbeing of the UK and to raise the profile of adult education through exploring the need for policy change and developing new evidence to demonstrate its impact.
Vice Chair
Afghan Women and Girls
To promote the needs of Afghan women and girls within policy making and raise awareness across Parliament in respect of this vulnerable group whilst enabling the vital role that Afghan women must play in peacebuilding, mediation and post conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Armed Forces
To promote better understanding of His Majesty's Armed Forces in Parliament.
Armed Forces Covenant
To inform Parliamentarians and influence Government on all aspects of the Armed Forces Covenant and its implementation nationally.
Vice Chair
British Council
To help parliamentarians learn more about and better understand the British Council and its work, at home and abroad, to promote the English language alongside British education, culture and values; and to support the British Council, offering advice and encouragement in both its everyday and long-term work.
Vice Chair (Europe)
Citizens' Rights
To inform Members of Parliament about issues relating to the rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe.
Vice Chair
Down Syndrome
To campaign for equal access and provision to ensure equality and promote respect at all stages of life for people with Down syndrome.
Vice Chair
Falkland Islands
To support the Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination, maintain a strong link between Parliament and the Falkland Islands, and support the Falkland Islands and their economic development.
Magnitsky Sanctions
To raise the profile of human rights and anti-corruption sanctions within parliament, to examine specific situations where sanctions may be appropriate, and to consider changes to the operation of the UK’s Magnitsky Sanctions legislation to improve its efficiency and impact.
Vice Chair
Modern Conflict
To examine the capabilities and commitments driving contemporary warfare (including working by, with and through partners, use of drones and technological capabilities, and increase in covert operations) which are outpacing conventional oversight mechanisms and safeguarding regimes, and resulting in rising civilian casualties worldwide.
Vice Chair
Polar Regions
Informing MPs and Peers about topical issues affecting the Arctic and Antarctic.
Vice Chair
To support and promote the sport of polo in the UK.
Vice Chair
To provide a platform within Parliament to promote veterans; to secure support and understanding for the needs of veterans; to scrutinise and hold government, institutions, public sector, business and the third sector, to account to ensure that the UK is the best place in the world to be a veteran.
Vice Chair
Women in Defence
For the promotion of all women in the defence community.
Vice Chair