Who We Are

James Daly, Conservative MP for Bury North

“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.”

Julie Elliott, Labour MP for Sunderland Central

“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.”

Alex Sobel MP

Vice Chair
Leeds North West, Labour (Co-op)

Jason McCartney MP

Vice Chair
Colne Valley, Conservative

Tony Lloyd MP

Rochdale, Labour

The Most Rev. and the Rt Hon. The Lord Archbishop of York

Rt Rev. The Lord Bishop of Leeds

Lord Storey CBE