POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FOR OWNERS
LPOC take their political campaign for listed building owners to Westminster
As owners of listed buildings we have all suffered some dreadful blows over the past few years, and at The Listed Property Owners’ Club, we hear daily of how these have affected us. Due to this, we wanted to create a voice in Parliament to represent owners and to fight our corner.
The Political Campaign for Owners is an ongoing crusade by the Club to help owners of listed buildings and draw attention to the issues surrounding listed property ownership. At the heart of our campaign is our work to engage with Westminster and to lobby the government for the reduction of VAT to 5% on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings and the simplification of the planning process.
At the end of 2016 we celebrated a major milestone when the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Listed Properties the Club has worked so hard to establish was officially recognised. We continue to actively seek support from policy makers and push to increase support for the APPG.
“I am delighted that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is working with LPOC in campaigning for vital reforms that will help listed property owners. The APPG on Listed Properties has already won strong support from across all parties and it will provide a powerful voice in Parliament, raising the challenges listed property owners face and pressing for necessary reforms.”
CRAIG MACKINLAY MP (CHAIR)
ABOUT THE APPG
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Listed Properties was created to provide a voice in parliament, and to ensure parliamentarians have proper and correct information on the issues and problems surrounding listed property ownership.
We have created a helpful booklet to explain a little more about the APPG, the work it will be doing, how it can help you as an owner and how you can support the ongoing campaign. Click here to download A Guide to the APPG on Listed Properties or contact the Club on 01795 844939 to request a free printed copy.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
What our campaign needs most to sustain the pressure on Westminster is help from owners. You can make a difference by taking a small step to help to give listed property owners the strong representative voice it has been lacking, and support our long-term campaign.
- Write to your MP highlighting the difficulties you face as a listed property owner and details of our campaign. To find out how many listed properties are in your constituency please click here and include this information in your letter. We are pleased to supply a pre-written template letter for you to send which you can access by clicking here.
REGIONAL FORUMS WITH MPs
The Regional Forums allow listed property owners the chance to discuss their suggestions or concerns surrounding listed property ownership with their local MP. There will also be experts from LPOC on hand for advice plus a selection of specialist suppliers. These events are part of our Political Campaign for Owners.
To find out where and when the Forums are taking place click here or call the Club on 01795 844939
LIST OF APPG MEMBERS
|MP’s & Peers||Constituency||Party|
|Craig Macklinlay MP (Chair)||South Thanet||Con|
|Sir David Amess MP||Southend West||Con|
|Sir Peter Bottomley MP||Worthing West||Con|
|Andrew Rosindell MP||Romford||Con|
|Peter Aldous MP||Waveney||Con|
|John Penrose MP||Weston-Super-Mare||Con|
|Helen Goodman MP||Bishop Auckland||Lab|
|Philip Davies MP||Shipley||Con|
|Oliver Colvile MP||Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport||Con|
|William Wragg MP||Hazel Grove||Con|
|Cat Smith MP||Lancaster and Fleetwood||Lab|
|Bill Wiggin MP||North Herefordshire||Con|
|Karen Buck MP||Westminster North||Lab|
|Christopher Chope MP||Christchurch||Con|
|Bernard Jenkin MP||Harwich & North Essex||Con|
|Rt Hon Frank Field MP||Birkenhead||Lab|
|Caroline Nokes MP||Romsey & Southampton North||Con|
|Johny Mercer MP||Plymouth Moor View||Con|
|Edward Argar MP||Charnwood||Con|
|Wendy Morton MP||Aldridge Brownhills||Con|
|Andrew Bridgen MP||North West Leicestershire||Con|
|Damian Collins MP||Folkestone & Hythe||Con|
|Luke Hall MP||Thornbury & Yate||Con|
|Ruth Smeath MP||Stoke on Trent North||Lab|
|Steve Baker MP||Wycombe||Con|
|Craig Whitaker MP||Calder Valley||Con|
|Guto Bebb MP||Aberconwy||Con|
|John Whittingdale MP||Maldon||Con|
|Rehman Chishti MP||Gillingham & Rainham||Con|
|Stephen McPartland MP||Stevenage||Con|
|Oliver Dowden MP||Hertsmere||Con|
|Gareth Johnson MP||Dartford||Con|
|Andrew Murrison MP||South West Wiltshire||Con|
|John Howell MP||Henley||Con|
|Sheryl Murray MP||South East Cornwall||Con|
|Kevin Hollinrake MP||Thirsk and Malton||Con|
|Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald MP||North East Hertfordshire||Con|
|Andrew Lewer MP||Northampton South||Con|
|Robert Courts MP||Witney||Con|
|Stephen Kerr MP||Stirling||Con|
|Geoffrey Cox QC MP||Torridge & West Devon||Con|
|Philip Dunne MP||Ludlow||Con|
|Brendan O’Hara MP||Argyll & Bute||SNP|
|Nick Herbert MP||Arundel & South Downs||Con|
|Neil Parish MP||Tiverton and Honiton||Con|
|Lord Tope||Lib Dem|
|Baroness Young of Old Scone||Lab|
|Rt Hon Lord Tebbit||Con|