Welcome to the website of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on EU Relations.
A referendum on the United Kingdom's future membership of the European Union (EU) was held in June 2016 and a majority who participated voted to leave. Consequently in March 2017, the UK Prime Minister invoked the provisions of the treaties of the EU to begin the process of the UK's withdrawal from the organisation. The UK Parliament will play a major role and will vote on whether to accept the agreement reached between the UK Government and the EU which will govern the terms of exit and future relations.
We are a large group of UK Parliamentarians, mostly elected Members of the House of Commons but also the House of Lords, drawn from all the major political parties in our country.
The people we serve expect politicians of different parties to work together in the national interest to secure the best possible outcome for our communities.
With that objective in mind, we are working to secure the best and closest possible relationship with the EU and its 27 member countries who have been our allies, partners and friends in building a better UK and a better world.
APPG Co-Chair Chuka Umunna MP says “The Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement Bill is totally insufficient”
Commenting on today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for the EU, David Davis, that any Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will be brought before Parliament as a piece of primary legislation, Chuka Umunna MP, Co-Chair of the APPG on EU Relations, said: “David Davis’ announcement just now that there will be an Act of Parliament to…
Commenting on reports that the EU Withdrawal Bill will not return to the House of Commons next week, and may be delayed until after the November recess, Chuka Umunna MP, Co-Chair of the APPG on EU Relations, said: “I am not at all surprised at this delay on the EU Withdrawal Bill – it is…
Cross-party pro-European group announces new vice-chairs to take the fight against a hard Brexit to Ministers in the House of Lords
The main cross-party pro-European group in Parliament has unveiled its new vice-chairs from the House of Lords, including a former Conservative minister and a former Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Office, who will work together to fight against a hard Brexit in the House of Lords. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on EU Relations, co-chaired by Labour MP Chuka…