Chair: Gareth Thomas MP

Gareth Thomas MP

Gareth Thomas MP is the current Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals. Prior to being elected as Labour and Co-operative MP for Harrow West, he was a teacher and a local councillor. In his twenty years in parliament, he has served as a minister at the Department of International Development, as well as being a consistent advocate for the mutual sector, having served as the Chair of the Co-operative Party since 2000, and steering the Industrial and Provident Societies Act through Parliament in 2001.


Lord Naseby

Lord Naseby has been a Conservative member of the House of Lords since 1997. Prior to that, he was MP for Northampton South since 1974, and served as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons for five years. Before entering parliament, he was Leader of Islington Council. In 2015 Lord Naseby took his Mutuals Deferred Shares Bill through Parliament. The Act permits friendly societies and mutual insurers to raise additional Tier 1 capital without threatening their mutual status.


Lord Goddard of Stockport

Lord Goddard has been a Liberal Democrat peer since 2014. Previously, he served as a member of Stockport Council for twenty-two years, including five as its leader, as well as working as an engineer, first with British Gas, then as part of his own company.


Lord Kennedy of Southwark

Lord Kennedy has been a Labour Co-operative Member of the House of Lords since 2010, having previously worked for the Labour Party. He is also a Vice Chair of the APPG for Credit Unions.


Lord Wrigglesworth

Lord Wrigglesworth has been a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords since 2013. Previously, he was Member of Parliament for Stockport for thirteen years, and served as the first President of the Liberal Democrats.


Christina Rees MP

Christina Rees has been the Member of Parliament for Neath since 2015. She is a Vice Chair of the APPG for Mutuals and is also a member of the Panel of Chairs Committee.


The group currently has over one hundred members. A full membership list can be found below:

Richard Bacon
Bob Blackman
Sir Peter Bottomley
Graham Brady
Christopher Chope
Marsha de Cordova
Ed Davey
Anneliese Dodds
Stephen Doughty
Clive Efford
Chris Evans
Bill Esterson
Mark Garnier
Sally-Ann Hart
Mark Hendrick
George Howarth
Christine Jardine
Danny Kruger
Simon Lightwood
Conor McGinn
Alex Norris
Chi Onwurah
Kate Osamor
Luke Pollard
Lucy Powell
Christina Rees
Lee Rowley
Jeremy Quin
Jonathan Reynolds
Marie Rimmer
Michael Shanks
Jim Shannon
Barry Sheerman
Alex Sobel
John Stevenson
Graham Stringer
Julian Sturdy
Gareth Thomas
Matt Western
Alan Whitehead
Anna McMorrin
Jim McMahon
Marion Fellows
Peter Gibson
David Simmonds CBE
Ben Lake
Simon Fell
Kerry McCarthy
Ian Mearns
Seema Malhotra
Khalid Mahmood
Tony Lloyd
Kenny MacAskill
Baroness Altmann
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
Lord Balfe of Dulwich
Lord Bird
Baroness Bottomley
Lord Campbell-Savours
Lord Clark of Windermere
Lord Colgrain
Lord Curry of Kirkharle
Earl of Erroll
Lord Flight
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Lord Fox
Lord German
Lord Goddard
Lord Grantchester
Baroness Hamwee
Lord Haskel
Lord Holmes of Richmond
Lord Hunt of Wirral
Lord Jones of Cheltenham
Baroness Kramer
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Lord Lennie
Lord Liddle
Lord Maude of Horsham
Lord McAvoy
Baroness McGregor-Smith
Lord McNally
Lord Mendelsohn
Lord Naseby
Lord Newby
Lord Northbrook
Baroness Prashar
Lord Rennard
Baroness Scott of Needham Market
Baroness Smith of Basildon
Lord Storey
Baroness Taylor of Bolton
Baroness Thornton
Lord Touhig
Lord Triesman
Lord Wrigglesworth
Lord Taylor of Warwick
Lord Wallace of Saltaire
Viscount Trenchard