Trudy Harrison MP elected chair of Environment APPG
Following Chris Skidmore's resignation in early January, an Extraordinary General Meeting was held on 7th February 2024 to elect a new chair.
Trudy Harrison MP has been elected as chair of the Environment APPG, replacing Chris Skidmore who resigned as an MP early this year.
The MP for Copeland was voted in by fellow parliamentarians at an extraordinary meeting of the APPG on 7th February.
With over 150 parliamentary supporters, the Environment APPG is the oldest and largest cross-party group working on environmental issues. Vice chairs include Green Caroline Lucas MP, Conservative Selaine Saxby MP and Wera Hobhouse MP from the Lib Dems, as well as peers like Baroness Young of Old Scone and the Earl of Caithness.
The APPG aims to strengthen environmental ambition in Westminster, with secretariat provided by thinktank Green Alliance.
Trudy was first elected in 2017 and served as Minister for Natural Environment and Land Use until November 2023. Her constituency sits in the Lake District National Park, and she has a personal interest in advocating for nature protection across her rural and coastal seat. She also previously held ministerial roles in the Department for Transport.