Parliamentary Rugby League Group Reformed
The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group was reformed in the new Parliament yesterday (17 July).
The meeting was the first time the Group has met since the General Election, and means that it can resume its activity to support the sport of rugby league football.
Lord Hoyle remains as the Group’s President. The following Officers were elected:
Chair and Registered Contact: Judith Cummins MP
Vice-Chair: Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP
Vice-Chair: Paula Sherriff MP
Vice-Chair: Lord Caine
Vice-Chair: Lord Thomas of Gresford
Vice-Chair: John Mann MP
Vice-Chair: Nigel Adams MP
Treasurer: Lord Smith of Leigh
Secretary: Marie Rimmer MP
Jack Baker of MR Sport was retained as Secretariat to the Group.
Speaking after the meeting, newly elected Group Chair and Member of Parliament for Bradford South, Judith Cummins MP, said “I would like to thank colleagues for electing me as Chair of the Group. With their support, the Group will continue to provide a strong voice for rugby league in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond in this Parliament. Rugby league is a fantastic sport that delivers positive change for people of all ages in communities across the United Kingdom, and it is important that we ensure that it continues to receive the recognition it deserves.”
“A number of Group Officers were not returned at the General Election, and colleagues and I are thankful to them for their contribution, particularly the previous Chair, Greg Mulholland. I look forward to working with Officers, Members, Associate Members, and stakeholders from across the world of rugby league to continue to support the sport wherever possible.”