Parliamentary Committees

At Westminster Jo is an active backbencher. She is on the 1922 Executive, and serves on the Public Administration & Constitutional Affairs Committee, a Select Committee that scrutinises a wide range of processes in government and the Civil Service. Jo is a member of the UK delegation on PACE – the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Previously Jo served as Vice Chair of the 1922 Backbench Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, producing reports on energy and enterprise. She is a Commissioner on the cross-party Commission on Carbon Competitiveness.

She currently sits on a wide range of All-Party Parliamentary Groups, including Left Behind Neighbourhoods, Business Resilience, Entrepreneurship and Social Integration. Jo is Vice Chair of the BBC, Charities and Volunteering, Women and Enterprise APPGs and Chair of the Ceramics, Social Enterprise and Youth Affairs APPGs.

From 2020 to 2022, Jo was Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the National Food Strategy where she listened to the wealth of evidence backing fundamental reforms to our food system, from the food we grow, to the way we manufacture, distribute, market and consume food. In November 2022 Jo hosted a Food Summit in Stoke-on-Trent, bringing together representatives from across the food system with health and sustainability experts.