All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways was reconstituted for the new Parliament on 18th July 2017. 


Registered officers for the Group are:  

  • John Grogan MP (Labour, Chair)
  • John Cryer MP (Labour, Vice Chair)
  • Richard Benyon MP (Conservative, Vice Chair)
  • Wendy Morton MP (Conservative, Vice Chair)
  • Michael Fabricant MP (Conservative, Vice Chair)
  • Jonathan Lord MP (Conservative, Vice Chair)
  • Lord Mike German (Lib Dem, Vice Chair)
  • Conor McGinn MP (Labour, Vice Chair)
  • Ranil Jayawardena MP (Conservative, Officer)

Mission Statement

The Group's mission statement is “To consider matters relating to navigable (and formerly navigable) rivers, canals, estuaries and lakes in the UK; including the potential social, economic and cultural impact of the regeneration of those waterways and extension of the system.”


The Secretariat for the Group is provided by Policy Connect working on behalf of The Inland Waterways Association.  

All enquiries should be made through Alison Smedley, IWA Campaigns Officer (contactable by email using 

APPGW Minutes

APPWG minutes - 16th October 2018 (PDF 126KB)

APPGW minutes - 13th March 2018 (PDF 119KB)

Ongoing Campaigns

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