The British Council All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is a cross-party group of Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords who have an interest in the work of the British Council. Its purpose is for parliamentarians to learn more about and better understand the British Council, and to support the British Council, offering advice and encouragement in both its everyday and long term work.

The British Council APPG hosts a number of meetings in Parliament throughout the year. We also have a sub-committee which runs a series of inquiries into areas of importance to the British council’s work.

The British Council supports the work of the APPG through providing its secretariat. In this role it takes direction from the APPG’s chairs and organises meetings and events according to the group’s agenda.

If you would like to become a member, please email:

David Thompson - Head of Political Engagement

Ruth Loeffler - Political Affairs Adviser

Rhiannon Melliar-Smith - Political Affairs Adviser