Stephen Metcalfe MP is Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI). Stephen is a Conservative Party politician, who was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Basildon and East Thurrock in 2010. At the 2017 General Election, Stephen was re-elected with an increased majority. He began his political career as a District Councillor for Epping Forest where he was portfolio holder for Customer Services, ICT & E-government. As a Councillor for five years, he campaigned on an array of issues including green belt protection and engaging young people in politics. Prior to chairing the APPG AI, Stephen has served as the chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee.