All-Party Parliamentary Group on Crohn's and Colitis

We work with MPs and members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament in Westminster to make sure that the voices of people with Crohn’s and Colitis are heard across all levels of government. 

We also provide administrative support, known as the ‘secretariat’, to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Crohn's and Colitis. 

What is the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Crohn’s and Colitis? 

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Crohn’s and Colitis is a cross-party group of MPs and peers with an interest in improving the lives of people affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Any member of any party across both Houses of Parliament can join.  

The group aims to influence legislation and policy makers to improve diagnosis, care and lives of people living with Crohn’s and Colitis, and drive research funding to discover better ways of managing the conditions.  

List of Officers:

Hannah Bardell MP, SNP MP for Livingston – Co-Chair 

Sarah Green MP, Liberal Democrat MP for Chesham and Amersham – Co-Chair 

Jane Hunt MP, Conservative MP for Loughborough – Officer 

Stephen Crabb MP, Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire - Officer 

Baroness Young of Old Scone, Labour Peer - Officer  

List of Members:

Daisy Cooper MP, Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Conservative Peer 
Nick Fletcher MP, Conservative MP for Don Valley Baroness Brinton, Liberal Democrat Peer
Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West Lord Turnberg, Labour Peer
Philip Hollobone MP, Conservative MP for Kettering Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill, Labour Peer
Jim Shannon MP, DUP MP for Strangford Rt Hon Lord Browne of Ladyton, Labour Peer
Rachael Maskell MP, Labour MP for York Central Lord Wigley, Plaid Cymru Peer
Martyn Day MP, SNP MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick, Labour Peer
Sir Oliver Heald MP, Conservative MP for North East Hertfordshire  
Giles Watling MP, Conservative MP for Clacton  

The APPG secretariat is Crohn’s & Colitis UK, the leading charity for people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis in the UK. 

How can I join the APPG on Crohn’s and Colitis?

If you are a parliamentarian and would like to join the APPG, please contact the Registered Contact below. If you are a member of the public who is interested in attending an event or finding out some more information, then please get in contact with the Public Enquiry Point below.

Registered Contact: 

Sarah Green MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000 


Public Enquiry Point: 

Thomas Preece, Crohn’s & Colitis UK, 1 Bishop Square. Hatfield, AL10 9NE. Tel: 01727 617447 



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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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