Yardley MP Jess Phillips reinstated the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
To ensure it is both effective and influential, the group will have a cross-party leadership of Jess and Zac Goldsmith MP as co-chairs of the group.
Jess' fellow MPs nominated them both for these roles and also became officers of the group; they included Tan Dhesi MP, Helen Whately MP and Peter Aldous MP.
Jess Phillips MP said:
"FGM is abhorrent and completely unacceptable. In my role as co-chair of the APPG I will be highlighting both the successes on this, as well as issues that still need attention and work to end this terrible crime."