It is chaired by Mark Prisk MP, with Vice-Chairs Seema Malhotra MP, Alison Thewliss MP and Lord Erroll, and with Secretary Stewart Jackson MP.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities has Members of both Houses of Parliament.
Mark Prisk is the Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stortford. Mr Prisk was the Minister of State for Housing and Local Government from 2012-2013 and Minister for Business and Enterprise from 2010 to 2012. When in Opposition, he served as Shadow Minister for Business and Enterprise, and Shadow Minister for Cornwall. His parliamentary interests include small business and enterprise, urban planning, housing and regeneration.
Seema Malhotra is the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston and was elected in the December 2011 by-election. She is Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls. Before being appointed Shadow Minister, she was an Opposition Whip after serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP as Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. Between 2012 – 2014, Seema chaired the Labour Parliamentary Party’s Department Group on Business, Innovation and Skills. Prior to Parliament, Seema Malhotra spent several years as a management consultant at Accenture and then PWC.
Alison Thewliss was elected to Parliament in the 2015 General Election and represents the Glasgow Central constituency. Ms Thewliss is the SNP Spokesperson for Cities. Prior to Parliament, she was a Glasgow City councillor from 2007 – 2015 and was the SNP Group’s Spokesperson on land and environmental services.
The Earl of Erroll is a Cross Bench Peer who first entered the House of Lords in 1978. He is Secretary to the All Party Internet Group and is also on the ISSA UK Executive Advisory Board. He sits on the Local Authority Smartcard Standards e-Organisation (LASSEO), is a member of EURIM, member of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, is president of the E-business Regulatory Alliance and has a background in computer security and identity management. He is the founder of the telephony company VoiceXchange and one of the few vocal IT champions in the House of Lords.
James Cartlidge has been the Member of Parliament for South Suffolk since May 2015. He is a member of the Public Accounts Commision and Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning. Prior to Parliament Cartlidge founded and ran “Share to Buy”, a mortgage broker and “property portal”. He has also been a researcher for the Conservative Party and a journalist for the Daily Telegraph and Conservative Home.
Stewart Jackson has been the Member of Parliament for Peterborough since 2005. Stewart Jackson was an Opposition Whip and a Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government in the last Labour Government. He has also served on a number of select committees including Regulatory Reform, Health and Public Accounts. Prior to Parliament, he worked in the banking sector, and as a Business Service Manager for Business Link in London. He was a councillor for the London Borough of Ealing and currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Local Government Association.
Jonathan Reynolds was elected as the Member for Stalybridge and Hyde in the 2010 general election, and is a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee and Vice Chair of the APPG on Energy Storage. Jonathan has held a number of shadow ministerial positions including Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change and Shadow Minister for Transport.
Parliamentary Members registered in the APPG Smart Cities:
- Steve Baker MP
- Oliver Colvile MP
- Michael Ellis MP
- Zac Goldsmith MP
- Marcus Jones MP
- Jeremy Lefroy MP
- Lord Inglewood
- Chris Pincher MP
- Iain Stewart MP
Conservative Party Members
Labour Party Members
- Lord Foulkes
- Helen Hayes MP
- Meg Hillier MP
- Kerry McCarthy MP
- Lucy Powell MP
- Jonathan Reynolds MP
- Angela Smith MP
- Jeff Smith MP
- Stephen Timms MP
- Dr Alan Whitehead MP
- Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party)
- Chris Law (Scottish National Party)
- Baroness Barker (Liberal Democrat)
- Lord Best (Crossbench)
- Baroness Bonham Carter (Liberal Democrat)
- Lord Broers (Crossbench)
- Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson MP (DUP)
- Baroness Greengross (Crossbench)
- Lord Scriven (Liberal Democrat)
- Lord Mair (Crossbench)