Mike Wood Founds Commonwealth Games Group

Mike Wood, the Member of Parliament for Dudley South, has founded the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Mike will chair the group which boasts some distinguished names as its members, such as, Ming Campbell, Lord Billimoria and Lord Whitby. 

The group’s overarching purpose is to showcase the best of what the Midlands has to offer, as well as to create a strong social and cultural legacy that the region can benefit from for years to come. 

The parliamentary group will cooperate with industry specialists and stakeholders in the region up to and beyond 2022, bringing together representatives from competing nations, the media and organisers to keep MPs updated on the progress of preparations.  

Mike Wood said, “It is a great honour to found and chair this new parliamentary group as we all look forward to the Commonwealth Games coming to the West Midlands in just over three years time. 

“The new metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill is coming in time for 2022, which will strengthen transport links in the area and offer visitors from all over the world the chance to explore even more of the West Midlands whilst the games are on. 

“I am very excited to get started and help shape not only the games themselves, but also their legacy across our region.”  

“It is a great honour to found and chair this new parliamentary group as we all look forward to the Commonwealth Games coming to the West Midlands in just over three years time. 

“The new metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill is coming in time for 2022, which will strengthen transport links in the area and offer visitors from all over the world the chance to explore even more of the West Midlands whilst the games are on. 

“I am very excited to get started and help shape not only the games themselves, but also their legacy across our region.”