Local MP joins Commonwealth Games APPG as officer

Julian Knight MP is very pleased to be an officer in the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Commonwealth Games.

This brings together MPs and peers from different parties to support and promote the Games, particularly the upcoming games in 2022.

It will focus on the necessary regional development for such a large event, as well as the different venues and other essential infrastructure elements that are required.  Post-Games, the Group’s attention will focus on the Games’ legacy across the region.

Commenting on the news, Julian Knight said:

“I’m delighted to serve as an officer in this very important parliamentary initiative. The Commonwealth Games have huge potential to boost not just Birmingham but the entire region, and I look forward to making sure that our proud, global-facing town of Solihull plays its full part in the years ahead.”

Sports Minister Mims Davies MP gave her seal of approval for the Group:

“Just like sport, All-Party Parliamentary Groups such as the Commonwealth Games Group transcend party politics and all involved are routing for the same outcome – another fantastic major event on UK soil.  I look forward to engaging with Parliamentary colleagues and others to make sure the Games are a great success.”

Chief Executive of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Ian Reid, said:

“We welcome today’s launch of the APPG for the Commonwealth Games. We truly appreciate and will certainly benefit from Members of Parliament and Peers from all parties joining forces to support Birmingham 2022 and what we are trying to achieve.  My colleagues and I are looking forward to working with the Group in the exciting journey ahead.”