- Luke Launches 3 All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGS) on the Mayflower 400, Dance and Hockey
- Luke is keen to see the historic journey from the UK to the US in 1620 commemorated on the 400th Anniversary
- Luke is excited to be elected Chair of all 3 APPGs, pressing for greater uptake of Hockey and Dance
Last Wednesday, Luke launched 3 APPGs in the new Parliament, the APPGs for Hockey, Dance and the Mayflower 400.
First up was the Mayflower 400, renamed from the previous ‘APPG for the Mayflower Pilgrims’ to commemorate this historic year. With increased membership amongst MPs and Peers and an increase in the number of Officers from 4 to 10, Luke was proud to be elected Chair and had this to say:
“I want to thank the group for electing me Chair on this historic year as we look to commemorate the journey taken by the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620. Although the Pilgrims came from across the UK, the history of this event is important to Plymouth and it is important that we remember the impact that our ancestors had on history. Plymouth is a city of pioneers”
Luke also re-launched the APPG for Dance, where he received a promotion from Vice-Chair to Chair. As Luke’s partner is a contemporary dancer, he loves to push all forms of dance and is keen to improve uptake in the artistic sport. Luke is excited to work with a team of cross-party MPs and Peers, as well as group Secretariat One Dance UK, to push the APPG to new heights. Luke was happy to welcome Abena Oppong-Asare, new Member of Parliament for Erith and Thamesmead, as Secretary for the Group.
Luke also re-registered the APPG for Hockey, where he welcomed new colleagues with a look to holding a friendly game between MPs/Peers and England representatives to showcase the sport and improve participation.
Luke is looking forward to working with all colleagues to make the All-Party groups successful.