Please note the APPG for Wetlands no longer exists.

The APPG for Wetlands

A cross-party body of parliamentarians that seeks to recognise, celebrate and promote wetlands as a nature-based solution to the challenges we face.

Group photo of the APPG for Wetlands

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wetlands works to increase awareness of and engagement with wetlands amongst parliamentarians, and to build support for policies and partnerships to restore, create, manage and protect wetlands into the future.






WWT provides the secretariat to the APPG and enquiries about the group can be directed to

The Chair and Registered Contact for the group is Siobhan Baillie MP, who can be contacted at

Current Officers

Siobhan Baillie MP (Chair)

Siobhan Baillie was elected MP for Stroud in 2019, home to WWT’s Slimbridge HQ. Siobhan has an interest in wetlands as nature-based solutions and regularly speaks up for their protection, restoration and creation in Parliament.

Lord Cameron of Dillington

Lord Cameron has been a Member of the Lords Since 2004. He is currently a member of the EU Environment Sub-Committee and the Environment and Climate Change Committee. He has a particular interest in the biodiversity value of wetlands.

Sally-Ann Hart MP

Sally-Ann Hart was elected MP for Hastings and Rye in 2019. Sally-Ann has a particular interest in the value of blue carbon in fighting climate change.

Sir Oliver Heald MP

Sir Oliver Heald was elected MP for North Hertfordshire (now North East Hertfordshire) in 1992. He works in parliament on chalk streams and blue carbon habitats.

Lord Randall of Uxbridge

Lord Randall served as an MP for 18 years before being elevated to the Lords in 2018. He works in parliament on a range of environmental issues and is a keen birdwatcher.

Baroness Young of Old Scone

Baroness Young has been a Member of the Lords since 1997. She is a member of the Rural Economy Committee and holds senior positions in a number of nature-focused charities.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle

Baroness Bennett has been a Member of the Lords since 2019. Formerly Leader of the Green Party, she continues to work on environmental issues in the Lords, including water quality.

Lord Teverson

Lord Teverson has been a Member of the Lords since 2006. He chairs the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee and has advocated for action on the biodiversity and climate crises.

The Earl of Leicester

The Earl of Leicester has been a Member of the Lords since 2021. His Holkham estate in Norfolk contains Holkham National Nature Reserve with important wetland habitats such as saltmarsh.

Jessica Morden MP

Jessica Morden was elected MP for Newport East in 2005. She is Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, and has a particular interest in wetlands' role in biodiversity and as nature-based solutions, in particular at her local Newport Wetlands.

Please note

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 on this webpage are those of the group.