LONDON, UK / AGILITYPR.NEWS / February 22, 2021 / The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy welcomes Heather Wheeler MP back to Chair, after a six-year hiatus.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy convened for an Extraordinary General meeting last week to elect a new Chair, following Scott Mann MP’s appointment as Government Whip and his stepping down from the role.
Having previously served as Dairy APPG Chair back in 2015, Mrs Wheeler is a long-time champion of the British dairy sector, and brings a wealth of dairy knowledge to the Chair.
Commenting on her return to Chairing the APPG, Mrs Wheeler commented: “It’s great to be back and working with the group and my fellow APPG colleagues again after all these years. I’d also like to offer my thanks to Scott Mann for all his work with the APPG over the last three years.
“I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the issues and challenges facing our British dairy farmers and processors and supporting them through the Dairy APPG group within Parliament.”
Also elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting as Vice-Chairs were: Steve Double MP, Jim Shannon MP, Sir George Howarth MP, Alicia Kearns MP, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Jonathan Edwards MP and Sheryll Murray MP.
Key focus areas for the Dairy APPG agreed at the EGM for the forward year were issues relating to sustainability and the dairy sector, as well as supporting farmers and processors through Covid-19.
The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers which aims to provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss issues of interest for the dairy industry and ensure parliamentarians are fully briefed on developments in the dairy supply chain.
All-Party Groups are informal, cross-party, interest groups that have no official status within Parliament and are not accorded any powers or funding by it.