Parliament Week: Get involved

Parliament Week: 15 – 21 November 2013

Dame Anne Begg MP is calling for local organisations to take part in Parliament Week, an annual programme of events to inspire people across the UK to participate in democratic life.

Parliament Week 2013 begins on 15th November and will see organisations around the country join in a week long programme of activities and events– all designed to inform, inspire and connect people all over the UK with parliamentary democracy.

Part of this year’s programme will focus on Women in Democracy – celebrating women’s contribution to UK democratic life and exploring how women’s voices can be better heard. Dame Anne is urging any organisations who would like to take part in this year’s programme, to get in touch with her.

Parliament Week is also looking for organisations around the UK to join its existing 130 partners already taking part in this exciting week.

Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South said: “Parliament Week is a great opportunity for organisations here in Aberdeen South to engage their audiences or members in this national programme. There are many ways you can get involved – put on an event such as a debate, exhibition, or lecture or visit the Parliament Week website for more ideas. Become a Parliament Week partner and, along with over 130 other organisations, add your voice to this exciting project.”

Dame Anne has also written to local schools inviting them to take part in Parliament Week through specially created resources such as debate packs and assembly plans.