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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Social Mobility Officers and Members

Peter Aldous MP

Peter Aldous is the Conservative MP for Waveney, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010.

Peter Aldous MP is the Co Chair of the APPG. 

In Parliament Peter’s work has focused on energy policy, the future of the East Anglian fishing industry, support for small businesses, housing and local infrastructure projects. Peter’s constituency takes in the coastal town of Lowestoft, the most easterly point of the United Kingdom where urban regeneration is a key issue.

Liz Twist MP

Liz Twist is the Labour MP for Blaydon, and has been an MP continuously since 8 June 2017. She currently undertakes the role of Opposition Whip (Commons).

Liz Twist MP is the Co Chair of the APPG. 

Prior to her election to Parliament, Liz also served as a cabinet member of the Council, with the portfolio for housing. Locally, Liz has volunteered from a number of community groups and the Samaritan’s as a listener.

Stephen Timms MP

Stephen Timms is the Labour MP for East Ham, and has been an MP continuously since 9 June 1994.

Stephen Timms MP is a Member of the APPG. 

Stephen currently chairs the Work and Pensions Select Committee. 

He was the Shadow Minister for Employment from 2010 until September 2015 and previously sat on the Exiting the European Union Select Committee. Stephen held a number of ministerial posts under the previous Labour Government including Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. 

Richard Bacon MP

Richard Bacon is the Conservative MP for South Norfolk, and has been an MP continuously since 7 June 2001.

Richard led an independent review for the Prime Minister into scaling up self build and custom housebuilding.   Launched on 21st August, the review’s report makes recommendations to government on how to support growth in all parts of the custom and self build market, helping to boost capacity and overall housing supply in our housing market. These aim to support more competition and innovation within the housebuilding industry, as well as our Net Zero housing ambitions.

Richard Bacon MP is a Vice Chair of the APPG. 

Bob Blackman MP

Bob Blackman is the Conservative MP for Harrow East, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010.  Bob is an Executive Secretary of The 1922 Committee, a committee of all backbench Conservative MPs that meets weekly when the Commons is sitting.

Bob Blackman MP is a Vice Chair of the APPG. 

Sally-Ann Hart MP

Sally-Ann Hart is the Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019.

Sally-Ann Hart MP is a Vice Chair of the APPG.   

Sally-Ann sits on three Select Committees – Future Relationship with the EU; Scottish Affairs; and the Speaker’s Works of Art Committee. In addition to Housing and Social Mobility, Sally-Ann is an Officer of the All Parliamentary Groups for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; Hospitality and Tourism; Fisheries; Equitable Life; and Ending Homelessness.

Ian Byrne MP

Ian Byrne is the Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019.  Ian Byrne is a Member of the APPG. Ian currently sits on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee and on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. 

In 2015 Ian Byrne MP co-founded Fans Supporting Foodbanks, a volunteer community initiative by football fans to tackle food poverty in Liverpool.

Kevan Jones MP

Kevan Jones is the Labour MP for North Durham, and has been an MP continuously since 7 June 2001.

Kevan Jones MP is a Member of the APPG. 

Kevan's main policy interests are mental health, regeneration and defence.  Kevan served as a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner between October 2010 and 2018 and as a Trustee of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation since 2018.

In 2020, Kevan was appointed to the Defence Select Committee.

Selaine Saxby MP

Selaine Saxby is the Conservative MP for North Devon, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019.

Selaine Saxby MP is a Member of the APPG. 

Seliane is a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, looking into the policies and spending of the Department for Work and Pensions, including benefits for people in and out of work, state pensions, and how private pensions are regulated.