A lonely meeting

I have variously commented on the growth in the number of all-party groups.  Some are extremely active and some are not.   With it being the start of a new Parliament, established groups are holding their AGMs and proposed new groups are holding inaugural meetings. 

I went to the AGM of one all-party group at lunchtime.   It was being held in a small meeting room in Portcullis House.  When I arrived, there were three MPs in the room.  However, they were just concluding a meeting and left.  I was the only person in the room.   No one else turned up.  Not an auspicious start….

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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7 Responses to A lonely meeting

  1. Dave H says:

    Do we get to know which APPG? And are you sure you went to the correct room? I know that’s the first thing I’d be worrying about if I was the only one to turn up.

    • Lord Norton says:

      Dave H: That was certainly my first thought – wrong day or changed room or wrong time. As soon as I got back to my room, I double checked the information on the all-party whip. I had the right day, venue and time. I may well reveal in due course which APPG was involved – or what may soon be a late APPG!

  2. Croft says:

    Well at least you could stand up in parliament and state truthfully that the APPG meeting was in unanimous agreement with you 🙂

  3. Carl.H says:

    It wasn`t the Lord Norton Appreciation Society was it ?
    🙂

  4. ladytizzy says:

    Were you expecting to see John Hayes or Richard Graham? They have form.

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