The All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB (APPG TB) held its Annual General Meeting to elect officers and reconstitute following the election. Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP and Virendra Sharma MP were elected as co-chairmen, Baroness Masham, Baroness Suttie and Lord Chidgey were elected as vice-chairs. Minutes are below.
We would particularly like to thank Andrew George, who co-founded the APPG in 2005 and was not returned to parliament in the May election, for all his efforts to accelerate progress to end TB.
APPG TB AGM – 1st July 2015
Present: Nick Herbert MP, Baroness Alison Suttie, Mark Durkan MP, Nic Dakin MP, Baroness Masham, Virendra Sharma MP, Grahame Morris MP, Lord Chidgey, Teresa Pearce MP
Matt Oliver (Policy Adviser), Dan Sharp
Election of officers:
Nick Herbert MP and Virendra Sharma MP were unanimously elected as co-chairmen.
Baroness Masham, Baroness Suttie and Lord Chidgey were unanimously elected as vice-chairs.
The group agreed that it would seek to expand its membership with a particular view to co-opting an MP as an officer from the Scottish National Party.
Update of activities:
The group discussed their priorities for the year to come and agreed that the focus would be on:
Delivering the Collaborative TB Strategy for England
Delivering the Conservative Party Manifesto pledge on R&D
Global Fund replenishment
The Global TB Caucus
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