| ||Since 1997 Chris Ruane is member of the UK Parliament. He has been reelected twice and served on several committees (such as the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee and Home Affairs Committee). Since July 2017 he is Shadow Minister (Wales). He was one of the initiators of the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group established in 2015 and currently serves as its co-chair. This group was set up to review the scientific evidence and current best practice in mindfulness training, develop policy recommendations for government and provide a forum for discussion in Parliament for the role of mindfulness and its implementation in public policy.