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Background

MLMS in partnership with parliamentarians and member organisations would like to raise the profile of issues which affect and concern young people in light of the recent EU referendum; to encourage dialogue between parliamentarians, young people and youth services; and to encourage a coordinated and coherent approach to ensuring that the voices of young people are taken into account during the EU negotiations process.

The Group serves as a structured engagement platform between young people and decision-makers to get the best deal for young people in the Brexit negotiations. MLMS is the secretariat, and it is chaired by Stephen Kinnock MP.

What is an APPG?

An APPG is an informal group of Members who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest. It is essentially run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, although many groups involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

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Why?

The purpose of our APPG is to involve young people in the EU negotiation process. The turnout among young people aged 18 to 24 in the EU referendum was almost double the level that has been widely reported since polling day, according to evidence compiled at the London School of Economics. A staggering 75% of British voters aged 24 and under voted to stay in. Young people will be the group most likely to feel the consequences longer than any other age groups and for this reason, should not be excluded from future conversations on matters concerning the EU referendum negotiations.

OFFICERS
  • Stephen Kinnock MP ~ Labour MP for Aberavon, Chair of the APPG
  • Andrew Rosindell MP ~Conservative MP for Romford, Vice Chair of the APPG.
  • Anna Soubry MP ~ Conservative MP for Broxtowe, Vice Chair of the APPG.
  • Caroline Lucas MP ~ Green┬áMP for Brighton Pavilion, Vice Chair of the APPG.
  • Tom Brake MP – Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Vice Chair of the APPG
  • Lord Triesman – Labour member of the House of Lords, Vice Chair of the APPG
Contact appg@mlms.org.uk for more information.