Preet Kaur Gill MP joined athletes in Westminster for the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group in support of the Commonwealth Games today.
The Group brings together MPs and Peers of all parties to support and promote the Commonwealth Games, and particularly the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham. It will focus on the necessary regional development for such a large event, as well as the different venues and other essential infrastructure elements that are required. Post-Games, the Group’s attention will focus on the Games’ legacy across the region.
Speaking at the launch, Preet, an Officer for the group, said:
“It is wonderful for the UK to be hosting another major international sporting event. Sport is something that brings people together like nothing else, and the 2022 Commonwealth Games represents something special as we are joined by friends from across the globe. I wish all our athletes well in the their preparations ahead of the Games and every success as they compete.”
Also attending the launch was Ian Reid, CEO of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. He said:
“We welcome today’s launch of the APPG for the Commonwealth Games. We truly appreciate and will certainly benefit from Members of Parliament and Peers from all parties joining forces to support Birmingham 2022 and what we are trying to achieve. My colleagues and I are looking forward to working with the Group in the exciting journey ahead.”