Andrew Boff AM
Andrew Boff has served as a London-wide Assembly Member since 2008. He led the GLA Conservatives between June 2012 and October 2015.
On the London Assembly, Andrew has campaigned for housing policies to tackle the plight of overcrowding and build the homes London desperately needs. He has published reports on making London autism-friendly, tackling childhood obesity, and London’s north-south transport divide.
Before the Assembly, Andrew Boff ran his own IT support company. Born in Hillingdon, Andrew served as a councillor in the area between 1982 and 1994. He led Hillingdon Council between 1990 and 1992. Later, he moved to Hackney, where he helped run Broadway Market’s Saturday market, published a local magazine, and served as a Councillor between 2005 and 2006.
Alok Sharma MP
Alok Sharma was appointed full-time President for COP 26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, on 8 January 2021.
He was previously Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and President for COP 26 between 13 February 2020 and 8 January 2021.
He was previously Secretary of State for International Development from 24 July 2019 to 13 February 2020, and Minister of State for Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions from 9 January 2018 until 24 July 2019.
He was Minister of State for Housing and Planning, for the Department for Communities and Local Government from 13 June 2017 to 9 January 2018.
Helen Grant MP
Helen Grant was appointed in January 2021 as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Girls’ Education. Helen is also the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria.
Helen was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society from October 2013 to March 2015. She was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for the Courts and Victims and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from September 2012 to October 2013.
Kemi Badenoch MP
Kemi Badenoch was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 16 September 2021 and Minister of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Government Equalities Office on 14 February 2020.
She was previously Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 13 February 2020 to 15 September 2021 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education from 27 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.
Laurence Robertson MP
Laurence Anthony Robertson (born 29 March 1958) is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Tewkesbury since 1997 and served as Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee for seven years, from 2010 to 2017.
Andrew Richard Rosindell was first elected to represent Romford in 2001, and was recently re-elected in 2019 with his largest majority so far.
Some of Andrew’s other duties and responsibilities in Parliament include being a member of the N.A.T.O. Parliamentary Assembly; a member of the Speaker’s “Panel of Chairs”; a member of the Executive Committees of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (C.P.A.) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (I.P.U.), as well as being the longest serving Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (W.F.D.), a UK government led initiative which works with emerging democracies to encourage free and fair elections and democratic structures. Andrew also serves as the Co-Chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (B.I.P.A.), which promotes political co-operation and dialogue between Britain and Ireland. Andrew also leads groups in Parliament promoting friendship between the U.K., Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Jackie Doyle-Price was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health from June 2017 to July 2019.
She served as Assistant Government Whip from 13 May 2015 to 14 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Thurrock in May 2010.
Jackie worked for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and for South Yorkshire Police. In 1994 she joined the Corporation of London and was Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of London from 2000-2005. She later joined the Financial Services Authority as an adviser to the Financial Services Consumer Panel.
Chris Philp was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 17 September 2021.
He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice from 13 February 2020 to 16 September 2021. Before that, he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice from 10 September 2019 to 18 December 2019 and Minister for London at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from 18 December 2019 to 13 February 2020.
Paul Scully was appointed Parliamentary under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Minister for London on 13 February 2020.
Abimbola "Bim" Afolami FRSA (born 11 February 1986) is a British Conservative Party politician. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hitchin and Harpenden constituency since the 2017 general election.
In September 2018, Afolami was appointed parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Transport. In December, Afolami announced his support for Theresa May's Brexit deal. In February 2019, Afolami was appointed PPS to the Secretary of State for International Development, followed by his appointment as PPS to the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss. He was subsequently appointed as PPS to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Therese Coffey. In April 2021, a private member's bill introduced by Afolami, the British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Act 2021, gained royal assent
Sir Rt Hon Ian Duncan Smith MP
Iain Duncan Smith was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from May 2010 until March 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green in April 1992.
Iain was Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security from 1997 to 1999 and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from 1999 to 2001. He was Leader of the Opposition from 2001 to 2003.
After serving in the Scots Guards, Iain worked for General Electric. In 2004, he founded the Centre for Social Justice to help tackle poverty and remained Chairman of the organisation until taking up the post of Secretary of State.
John Howell MP
APDIG co-chair John Howell OBE has been the Member of Parliament for Henley since 2008. John holds a doctorate in archaeology from St John’s College, Oxford, and prior to becoming an MP, he was a partner at Ernst & Young and a reporter and business presenter for BBC World Service Television. He played an important role in the move of central and eastern Europe towards democracy and market economies, following the fall of the communist regimes.
During his time in Parliament John has been a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and the Justice Select Committee. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House and to the Minister of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government. He helped steer through Parliament the Localism Bill and the National Planning Policy Framework, which introduced the planning reforms that John set out in his paper, Open Source Planning. John has also been the Chairman of the 301 Group and a member the 1922 Committee executive.