MPs in the region met on the 5 January 2016 to re-establish the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the East Midlands. Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative, Daventry)) and Chris Leslie (Labour, Nottingham East) were unanimously elected as co-chairs. It was agreed that East Midlands Councils will be the secretariat for the EM APPG, and in recognition of the agreed benefits of MPs, council and business leaders in working collectively on issues of common concern and importance; EMC and the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce will be developing a collective call for action based on the key priorities for the region for the next meeting of the APPG scheduled for Tuesday 9 February.
Details of meetings held to date are provided below
East Midlands All Party Parliamentary Group, 9 February 2016
Co-chaired by Chris Heaton-Harris and Chris Leslie, MPs from across the region met on Tuesday 9th February and agreed to work on securing a better deal for the region. In recognition of where this region loses out in terms of public expenditure, and where this region has clear strengths and comparative advantage in securing higher rates of national economic growth, MPs will be lending their weight in campaigning for further investment to meet our infrastructure priorities. A background summary note and copy of the presentation is available from below.
Tuesday 5 January 2016
Improving Health - Thursday 30 October 2014
MPs, local councils and NHS organisations are currently working together to identify and address the challenges to the health of our local communities and what can be done to improve health outcomes. The purpose of this summit was to bring together key decision-makers on health at the national and local level and identify and explore the key issues as they affect local communities and the provision of health services in the East Midlands.
The Impact of International Migration in the East Midlands - Monday 9 June 2014
The East Midlands All-Party Group of MPs and East Midlands Councils held a meeting at the House of Commons for key decision makers to consider the actual nature and patterns of international migration in the region and focus on the specific challenges facing communities and public service providers.
Delivering the LEP Strategic Economic Plans - Monday 7 April 2014
The East Midlands All-Party Group of MPs and East Midlands Councils held a Roundtable Discussion with Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise (BIS) at the House of Commons to promote the delivery of Strategic Economic Plans in the East Midlands. Delegates discussed the priorities of respective SEPs and the identification of a limited number of key opportunities that would benefit from a wider joint approach between MPs, business and council leaders.
Local Growth in the East Midlands - Tuesday 10 December 2013
Local Enterprise Partnerships, MPs and Council Leaders are working together to promote the opportunities that the East Midlands offers in delivering national ambitions for private sector-led economic growth and renewal. The East Midlands All-Party Group of MPs, East Midlands Councils and D2N2 invited senior decision makers from the East Midlands to attend a summit at Westminster to demonstrate the economic benefits to the country as a whole of increasing the share of national investment in the East Midlands and to highlight opportunities for investment that will deliver significant job creation and wider economic growth.