The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism provides a forum for discussing issues around vegetarianism and veganism. NCVO is delighted to provide the secretariat for this group. The group is funded by the Vegan Society, the Vegetarian Society and Vegetarian for Life.

Christina Rees MP is the registered contact for the APPG. She can be contacted at Christina Rees MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or by email.

Next Meeting

Environmental impact of livestock farming: mitigation potential and alternatives

July 2017 (date TBD)

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How to Get Involved

We very much welcome attendees with an interest in vegetarianism, veganism, or special diets; public health; the environment; and animal welfare.

Meetings will usually take the form of presentations by speakers and then a Q&A with the floor. However, parliamentarians do have priority in asking questions.

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How the Group Works

We hope that meetings will be attended by a range of parliamentarians and stakeholders. Potential topics for discussion include food and medicine labelling, vegetarianism and veganism as protected beliefs, impact of diet on climate change, and institutional catering provisions.

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.


  • Kerry McCarthy MP
  • Henry Smith MP
  • Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulscoomb


  • Christina Rees MP

Previous Meetings

Annual General Meeting

18th January 2017

Minutes of AGM January 2017

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