Fiona Mactaggart is the MP for Slough. She was elected in 1997 and during her time in office has served as a Home Office Minister and as Parliamentary Private Secretary for Chris Smith.

Fiona is currently a member of the Public Accounts Committee, and founded and is now secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade, and is the Co-Chair, with Baroness Butler-Sloss, of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery.

Before becoming an MP, Fiona worked for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and a private company.

Generally acknowledged as having one of the most distinguished legal careers in Parliament, she was called to the Bar in 1955, Baroness Butler-Sloss was appointed a Registrar in the Registry Family Division in 1970 and subsequently a High Court Judge, Family Division (1979-1988) and then to the Court of Appeal (1988–1999).  From 1999 until her retirement in 2005 Lady Butler-Sloss was President of the Family Division. She was made Baroness Butler-Sloss of Marsh Green in 2006.

In 1987/88 she chaired the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry and was chairman of the Security Commission between 1994 and 2005. She has been the Chancellor of the University of the West of England since 1993 and holds a number of Honorary Fellowships including St Hilda’s College, Oxford, King's College, London, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health.

Baroness Butler-Sloss is a Co-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and is a Trustee of the Human Trafficking Foundation.

Jess Phillips is the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley. Since leaving university Jess has committed her life to improving the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable. She first became locally active when she created a residents association and held meetings with to tackle anti-social behaviour. Jess also spent five years working for Sandwell Women's Aid, passionately supporting and defending women.

Jess became a councillor in Longbridge in 2012 through the Labour Future Candidates Programme. In this new role she continued her tireless work to support local residents, with her work being recognised when she became Birmingham's first ever Victims Champion.

Since becoming a MP in 2015, Jess has continued her fight to support those who need it the most. She has also been appointed to the Backbench Business Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee where she aims to work hard to improve the lives of those in her constituency.

David was first elected as Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate in May 2005. After the 2010 election David served as PPS to Oliver Letwin MP, providing support in relation to drugs and alcohol treatment reform and future policy development. After supporting Owen Paterson, then Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in a similar role, David was appointed to serve as a member of the Public Accounts Committee in June 2014. After being elected to serve a third term in May 2015 David joined the Executive of the 1922 Committee, and was elected onto the influential Home Affairs Select Committee.

David helped to lead the Conservative Party's social justice policy review in 2007 concerning drug and alcohol addictions. The 18 month review led to the ground-breaking reports 'Breakdown Britain' and 'Breakthrough Britain.' The reports have formed the basis for the Conservative party's approach to reforming drugs and alcohol treatment.

As Shadow Justice Minister between 2007 and 2010, David led the Conservative party's review of youth justice and victims policies. David helped to write the Party's Green paper 'Prisons with a Purpose' which now forms the basis of the Government's reforms to the criminal justice and penal system. For example, David is the author of the policy to implement the Prisoners Earnings Act 1996 so that prisoners do real work in prisons and earn money to be put in a Victims Fund.

Before entering Parliament David served as a councillor and worked as a solicitor specialising in criminal law, and was an advocate in police stations and Courts in Enfield, Haringey and Hertfordshire.

David is the founder and Chairman of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and is the Parliamentary Chairman of Conservative Friends of Cyprus.

Corri Wilson MP represents the constituency of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, following her election in May 2015.

Born in Ayr, Corri has lived and worked throughout the constituency all her life. She has two grown‐up children and, before her election, Corri served as a councillor for the Ayr East ward of South Ayrshire Council.

Educated locally, Corri joined the Civil Service on leaving school and worked her way up to management level. After 20 years, growing disillusioned with the policy changes being brought in by the Westminster Government, she left the Civil Service to study psychology before working in the voluntary sector and then running her own event management and business support company.

Throughout her working life, Corri has always been an active member of her community and has worked to ensure she could make a positive contribution, from school boards to youth work, and from working as a Police Custody Welfare Officer to sitting on her local Community Council and being a member of the NHS Partnership Forum for health and cancer care services. In addition, Corri is has served as a Director of Septembayr [The Ayrshire Festival], Ayrshire Housing and Ayr Renaissance.

Corri's main political interests are Scottish independence, welfare and social justice, rural issues and connectivity, tourism, youth issues and people trafficking.

Mark Durkan is former Leader of the SDLP (2001-10). In 1984, Mark started working for (now Nobel Peace Laureate) John Hume, as his Westminster Assistant. He was a key member of the SDLP team during the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreement and was described as its "chief draftsman".

After leading a resoundingly successful ‘Yes' campaign for the SDLP, Mark was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 1998 for Foyle. He was appointed to the Northern Ireland Executive as Minister for Finance and Personnel. In 2001, Mark replaced Seamus Mallon as Deputy First Minister. He also succeeded John Hume as SDLP Leader.

Mark has represented Derry's interests with distinction as the MP for Foyle since 2005. He has a strong pedigree on many issues - including justice issues, economic development, healthcare and children's rights. He has established a reputation as a leading advocate on international development issues and on civil liberties, and was described by Liberty as an ‘incredible and powerful ally' for human rights.


Maggie is a scientist turned businesswoman, who held the Derbyshire constituency of Erewash in May 2015 for the Conservative Party. After obtaining an Honours degree in Biology from Manchester University, she began her career at Calderdale Health Authority as a biomedical scientist, spending seven years in the role between 1978 and 1985, gaining professional qualifications in Haematology. Remaining in the health sector, Maggie moved into medical diagnostics sales and marketing with a pharmaceutical company, before establishing her own marketing company in 1996. In 2015 she was elected to the Health Select Committee.

Anthony Steen was educated at Westminster School and was called to the Bar in 1962 (Gray`s Inn), majoring in Criminology (University College). 

Anthony Steen is probably one of the most experienced people fighting modern day slavery today. Over 30 years Anthony Steen was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Liverpool, Wavertree and South Hams. He was a member of a number of Select Committees as well as a Principal Private Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport. Last year he was a Special Envoy to the Home Secretary Theresa May combating modern day slavery.

In 2009 he established the Human Trafficking Foundation, with Rt Hon Clare Short and the Rt Hon Lady Butler Sloss. He is a special advisor to APPG in the House of Commons.

In 2015 he was awarded CBE for his outstanding contribution in fighting modern slavery. 

APPG Officers

Fiona Mactaggart (MP) (Labour)

Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss (Cross-Bencher)
David Burrowes MP (Conservative)
Jess Phillips MP (Labour)

Mark Durkan MP (SDLP)

Maggie Throup (Conservative)