Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Powell MP has joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG for Events).

Powell (pictured) is the Labour Member of Parliament for Manchester Central and has been an MP since 2012.The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events is chaired by Theresa Villiers MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet.

Founded in 2011, APPG for Events is a cross-party group made up of members from both Houses of Parliament, and acts as the event industry’s voice in Westminster. The group consists of 36 Parliamentary members, which includes Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith (LAB); Bob Seely, MP for the Isle of Wight (CON); Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth (LAB); Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde (CON); and Owen Thompson, MP for Midlothian (SNP) as vice chairs.

The APPG for Events provides a forum for the UK events industry in Parliament, engaging with representatives from across the political spectrum. It is responsible for representing the UK events industry in Parliament, highlighting the value of the industry to the UK economy and society.