The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 5 September 2018. The groups was successfully reconstituted, with Kate Green MP (Labour) and Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat) elected as co-chairs. Steve Double MP (Conservative) and Baroness Hamwee (Liberal Democrat) were elected as vice-chairs.
The AGM was followed by a discussion event on public attitudes to migration. Panellist Lord Cooper of Windrush from Global Future presented findings from the organisation’s recent report “Open Owns the Future”. Joe Twyman from Deltapoll then shared the results of research conducted for Channel 4 News this summer on British attitudes to immigration. Finally, Emma Harrison from IMiX spoke about the work and approach of her organisation in bringing about a more constructive, nuanced public debate on migration in the UK.
We are most grateful to the speakers for their participation. More than 30 other attendees also took part in the event, including parliamentarians and representatives from civil society, business, law and academia.
Minutes from the meeting, including a summary of the speakers’ presentations, can be accessed here. Links to each of the speakers’ slides can be found below. A copy of the group’s Income and Expenditure 2017/18 statement is included in the minutes.