Welcome to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Lyme disease.

We are a group of MPs and Peers campaigning for a significant improvement in the understanding of Lyme disease and the experience of patients.

The All-Party Group provides a way for Parliamentarians, Voluntary Organisations and those affected by Lyme disease to discuss the current provision of diagnosis and treatment and the pressing need for more research.

We aim to persuade the Government to put more funding into Lyme disease research so that we can better understand this complex illness.

The Group is Co-Chaired by Michelle Donelan MP (who has had the illness herself) and Simon Hoare MP. Please see the “Membership” section of our site for the full list of members.


Minutes: First Evidence Session Held 8th May 2018

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Lyme Disease First Evidence Session Held 8th May 2018 Panel Guests: Prof Saul Faust (SF), Chair of the NICE Lyme Disease Guidelines Committee Dr Norma O’Flynn (NF), Chief Operating Officer of the National Guidelines Centre Chairs of Session: Michelle Donelan MP (MD) and Simon Hoare MP (SH) Minutes MD …

Session of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Lyme Disease – 08 May 18

Earlier today Michelle Donelan MP chaired the first session of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Lyme Disease’s parliamentary enquiry into Lyme Disease in the UK. The APPG interviewed the Chair of the recent NICE Lyme disease Guidelines Committee, Professor Saul Faust and committee member Dr Norma O’Flynn. The minutes from the session will be …

Voluntary Organisations Meeting – 23rd January 2018

We are currently planning for a Parliamentary enquiry into Lyme disease for later in the year. We will keep you up to date with progress here. Voluntary Organisations Meeting- 23rd January 2018 We held a very helpful meeting in Parliament on 23rd January 2018 with all the Charities, Voluntary Organisations and Patient Groups involved in …



Michelle Donelan (Co-Chair)
Simon Hoare (Co-Chair)
Jim Shannon (Treasurer)
Teresa Pearce (Vice-Chair)
Alex Chalk (Vice-Chair)
Lord Astor of Hever (Vice-Chair)

Peter Aldous MP Con
Zac Goldsmith MP Con
Julian Lewis MP Con
Martin Vickers MP Con
Alex Chalk MP Con
Jonathan Lord MP Con
Mims Davies MP Con
Sir Hugo Swire MP Con
Simon Hoare MP Con
Laurence Robertson MP Con
Tom Tugendhat MP Con
Mark Prisk MP Con
David Warburton MP Con
Michelle Donelan MP Con
Lord Lucas Peer Con
Viscount Astor Peer Con
Sir David Amess Peer Con
Lord Higgins Peer Con
Lord Keen of Elie Peer Con
Lord Astor of Hever Peer Con
Countess Mar Peer Crossbench
Baroness Hollins Peer Crossbench
Lord Trees Peer Crossbench
Lord Oxburgh Peer Crossbench
Baroness Masham of Ilton Peer Crossbench
David Simpson MP DUP
Jim Shannon MP DUP
Caroline Lucas MP Green
Jo Stevens MP Lab
Lord Rea Peer Lab
Teresa Pearce MP Labour
Clive Betts MP Labour
Sir Vince Cable MP Lib Dem
Lord Greaves Peer Lib Dem
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Peer Lib Dem
Martyn Day MP Lib Dem
Angus MacNeil MP Lib Dem
Layla Moran MP Lib Dem
Hannah Bardell MP SNP