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 and Vegetarian for Life.

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
  • Darren Jones MP


  • Christina Rees MP

Previous Meetings

Is it time for a legal definition of veganism?

18th July 2018

Houses of Parliament

Joint letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, from the officers of the APPG

5th April 2018

Documents from the meeting

A celebration of the growth of veganism and the vegan market

17th January 2018

Houses of Parliament

The environmental impact of livestock farming

17th October 2017

Houses of Parliament

Documents from the meeting

Annual General Meeting Jul 2017

17th July 2017

Minutes of AGM July 2017

Joint letter to Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, from the officers of the APPG

28th February 2017

Documents from the meeting

Annual General Meeting Jan 2017

18th January 2017

Minutes of AGM January 2017

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