All Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters

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As an election took place on 8th June 2017 the All-Party Parliamentary Groups has no status at this moment in time. The information below has been maintained for historical purposes and will be updated once the group is reconstituted.

The Football Supporters’ Federation supports the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters . 

The cross-party group is chaired by Ian Mearns MP (Labour), a season ticket holder at St James’ Park, and aims to strengthen the voice of football fans in Parliament. 

The FSF will provide secretariat duties for the group which aims "to represent the interests of match-going football fans and to support the aims and objectives of the Football Supporters' Federation". 

  • Last meeting: Robert Sullivan (Strategy and Communications Director, The FA) answered MP questions on FA governance reform on Wed 15th March 2017. The APPG also held its AGM.
  • Next meeting: TBC. For further information email

Group officers:

  • Chair: Ian Mearns MP (Labour) 
  • Vice Chair: Jason McCartney MP (Conservative)
  • Vice Chair: Ian Blackford MP (Scottish National Party)
  • Secretary: Gavin Newlands MP (Scottish National Party)
  • Treasurer: Jo Stevens MP (Labour)

Other group members:

  • Alan Brown MP (Scottish National Party)
  • Bill Esterson MP (Labour)
  • Calum Kerr MP (Scottish National Party)
  • Chi Onwurah MP (Labour)
  • Chris Matheson MP (Labour)
  • Clive Betts MP (Labour)
  • Clive Efford MP (Labour)
  • Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party)
  • Damian Collins MP (Conservative)
  • Damian Green MP (Conservative)
  • Dave Anderson MP (Labour)
  • Dawn Butler MP (Labour)
  • Gareth Thomas MP (Labour)
  • Gordon Marsden MP (Labour)
  • Graham Evans (Conservative)
  • Graham Jones MP (Labour)
  • Grahame Morris MP (Labour)
  • Ian Lucas MP (Labour)
  • Ian Murray MP (Labour)
  • Jeff Smith MP (Labour)
  • Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Labour)
  • John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrats)
  • Jonathan Reynolds MP (Labour)
  • Justin Madders MP (Labour)
  • Rosie Cooper MP (Labour)
  • Sharon Hodgson MP (Labour)
  • Tom Elliot MP (Ulster Unionist Party)

If you have any further queries, or you are an MP who would like to join the group, email - please use the header "APPG".

Thanks to Robert Sharpe for the image used in this article. Reproduced here under CC licence.