Cheryl Gillian MP 

All Party Groups are governed by the Chair and Officers – all of who are either MPs or members of the House of Lords.

It is they who make all the decisions about the Group.

The Chair and Officers are elected by the Members of the Group at an annual AGM.

Our current Chair is the Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP.

Cheryl was elected Member of Parliament for Chesham and Amersham in April 1992. Following the 2010 General Election, Cheryl was appointed Secretary of State for Wales. Cheryl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and the College of Law and she is married to Jack Leeming.

She is the MP responsible for taking the Autism Act through the Houses of Parliament.

Our current vice-chairs are Lord Touhig, a vice president of The National Autistic Society and Jonathan Reynolds MP, who has a son on the autism spectrum and created a video about his experiences.

Our chairs and officers are:

Chair

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP

Conservative

Vice Chair

Lord Touhig

Labour

Vice Chair

Jonathan Reynolds

Labour (Co-op)

Officer

Maria Caulfield

Conservative

Officer

Thangam Debbonaire

Labour

Officer

Baroness Hollins

Crossbench

Officer

Justin Madders

Labour

Officer

Huw Merriman

Conservative

Officer

Christina Rees

Labour (Co-op)

Officer

Jim Shannon

Democratic Unionist Party

Officer

Cat Smith

Labour

Officer

Baroness Uddin

Non-affiliated

Officer

Lord Warner

Crossbench