All Party Parliamentary Group for ME

Lost Voices to APPG on ME

Following the UK election of May 2010 a new set of MPs have formed the new All Party Parliamentary Group on ME/CFS.

To accompany the first meeting - to be held on 9th November at 3.15pm, Room B, One Parliament Square - Invest in ME have sent a copy of Lost Voices to each of the APPG committee members.

We hope the scientific and factual information about ME which contained in the book and the stories of patients and carers will enable the APPG MPs to be more aware of the issues surrounding ME and the reasons why Invest in ME continue to campaign for better education and funded biomedical research into ME.

A list of the APPG MPs appears below.

The resumption of the APPG also marks the decision that the meeting will be closed to the public and will be open only to parliamentarians and the secretariat.

Agenda 9th November

Meeting to be held on Thursday 17 March 2016, 2 - 3pm, Room Q, Portcullis House, Westminster

  1. Welcome by the Chair
  2. How the APPG for M.E. will operate during this Parliament*
  3. Programme of Work for next 12 months
  4. Impact of new Welfare Support system on people with M.E.
  5. Scientific Research
  6. Provision of NHS Services for M.E. patients
  7. Date of next meeting
  8. Any other business

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Title Name Party
Chair David Amess Con
Vice-Chair Annette Brooke LD
Treasurer Martin Vickers Con
Secretary John Leech LD
Government Party Main Opposition Party Other
David Amess – Con John McDonnell Countess of Mar
Graham Brady – Con Russell Brown Hywel Williams
Laurence Robertson – Con Sharon Hodgson
Adrian Sanders – LD Kerry McCarthy
Peter Bottomley – Con Kelvin Hopkins
Nigel Evans – Con
Ian Liddell-Grainger – Con Jim Dowd
Annette Brooke – LD
John Leech – LD David Anderson
Mark Garnier – Con Richard Burden

See also