Who we are
“For the MPs that make up NC APPG, we are determined to provide a strong voice in Parliament for Northern Culture for not just the cities of the North but smaller towns like my constituency of Bury North, who have great potential to flourish in the cultural sector but have sadly been hit by the pandemic.
No matter your background or where you are from, you should have access to culture. The APPG are determined to make a difference and make sure Northern Culture has a roaring voice in Parliament.”
James Daly, Conservative MP for Bury North
“The North’s cultural industry has been hit hard by Covid-19 and faces an historic challenge as the global pandemic continues to affect our everyday lives. We have a cultural offering to match any region and possess a rich pool of talent, diversity, innovation, creativity and enterprise.
This APPG is committed to championing Northern Culture and ensuring its voice is heard loud and clear in Westminster.”
Julie Elliott, Labour MP for Sunderland Central
The Parliamentary officers and members of the APPG represent constituencies.
James Daly MP, Bury North, ConservativeCo-Chair
Julie Elliott MP, Sunderland Central, LabourCo-Chair
Alex Sobel MP, Leeds North West, Labour (Co-op)Vice Chair
Jason McCartney MP, Colne Valley, ConservativeVice Chair
Tony Lloyd MP, Rochdale, LabourSecretary
The Most Rev. and the Rt Hon. the Lord Archbishop of York
Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Leeds
Lord Storey CBE
The Northern Culture APPG is kindly supported by our leading sponsor the University of Huddersfield, Academic Partner Northumbria University, Founding Partner The Old Courts and Northern Culture Club members Counterculture, Curious Minds and CT Consults.
Becoming a partner of the Northern Culture Club provides your organisation with the opportunity to support and inform the work of the Group. For further details please get in contact at [email protected] .