Witham is invited to take part in UK Parliament Week 2020

Published: 26th October 2020 - 1:01 pm Category: Local News

Priti Patel MP is inviting Witham Constituents to get involved in UK Parliament Week and join a UK-wide conversation about our democracy, people power and making change happen. UK Parliament Week is an annual festival taking place from 1-7 November, that engages people from across the UK with their Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.

This year marks ten years of UK Parliament Week. It is a great opportunity to be part of a thriving democracy and look ahead to the next 10 years, thinking about what issues are important to you and how you can work with the UK Parliament to bring about change. Community groups, local organisations and schools representing every constituency across the United Kingdom have already signed up to be part of the conversation.  Sign up at: ukparliamentweek.org.

Priti Patel MP said: “I welcome the involvement of people in Witham during UK Parliament Week 2020. It is very important for that voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy and I’m pleased to see so many organisations and local groups taking part.”

Last year, over 1.2 million people took part in UK Parliament week in every nation and region of the UK, alongside countries all over the world.

David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “There are many exciting activities taking place during this year’s UK Parliament Week, including those happening in the Witham Constituency.

“Organisations, local community groups and schools across Witham have a chance to get empowered and have their say on issues they care about the most. Change starts with you and UK Parliament Week is a great way to learn how you can make a difference.”

Those who sign up for UK Parliament Week will be sent a free kit packed with resources, including a booklet, bunting, a ballot box, a poster, stickers and more, which can be tailored for different organisations.

Sign up at: ukparliamentweek.org.

Notes for Editors

  1. UK Parliament Week is an annual festival organised by the UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team, a service of the House of Commons and House of Lords which seeks to inform and educate all citizens about the work and role of the UK Parliament. Find out more about UK Parliament Week.
  2. This is UK Parliament Week’s tenth year. It began in 2011 and has grown year on year.

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