On Tuesday 29 September 2020, an EGM will be held to elect additional officers.
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Members of Parliament have re-invigorated The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Motorsport for the new Parliament and is pressing ahead with its support for motorsport across Westminster and Whitehall.
The Group comprises Members of both Houses of Parliament and welcomes MPs and Peers from all parties. It will seek to work with bodies responsible for leading motorsport and use its unique position to promote the good work that motorsport does throughout the UK, as well as take up the issues that are faced.
The Group is chaired by Karl McCartney, MP for Lincoln; Greg Smith, MP for Buckingham, and James Sunderland, MP for Bracknell. Other Officers and all Members are listed on the Group’s website, www.parliamentary.racing, and many more Members of both Houses of Parliament will be lending their support in the coming months.
In its first public statement on the formation of the Group said “Members of Parliament have always been passionate about motorsport, and there are many who will have great interest due to the number of tracks, teams, and the wider industry and employers that exist across many constituencies.
“It is our intention to ensure the UK continues its strong motoring pedigree by working closely with motorsport bodies to understand how we can be of most use in Parliament.
“Naturally, our current focus is on matters around COVID and one of the Group’s first actions was to write to Motorsport UK to offer our help.”
The Co-Chairmen of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Motorsport have released a statement on the passing of Sir Stirling Moss.
Karl McCartney, MP for Lincoln, said “Sir Stirling was an amazing and fearless driver and sportsman who reached the top, and was widely regarded as a true great on the world stage of motor racing.
“Stirling Moss was supportive of all motorsports and the classic car movement over more recent years. From a different and halcyon age, he will be fondly remembered by many.”
James Sunderland, MP for Bracknell, said “Sir Stirling Moss was a true great. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times. He was a real gentleman. I was struck by his humility to all and gratitude to the sport that had made him famous. He will be missed by all in a sport that owes much to his talent and generosity.”
Greg Smith, MP for Buckingham, said “Sir Stirling Moss was an icon of British racing, proven across all categories of motorsport. After retiring, his mentoring younger drivers was as invaluable as much to the industry, and therefore cars we see on the roads today, as it was personally to those who shared his passion for racing.”