- Local MP, Alexander Stafford, is inviting everyone in Rother Valley 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 1st -7th 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 the 10th anniversary of UK Parliament Week.
This year UK Parliament Week will commence Sunday 1st November and end on Saturday 7th November.
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.
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 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.
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.
Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said:
“As the Member of Parliament for Rother Valley I not only welcome but am excited about the involvement of people in my constituency of Rother Valley during UK Parliament Week 2020.”
“I am determined to ensure that our voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy, and I’m excited to see so many organisations and local groups taking part.”
“I hope to be taking on local interns in both my Westminster and constituency office once COVID regulations allow and it is safe to do so. I want to make Parliament and my office accessible to as many people as possible.”
Commenting, David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament said:
“There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, including those happening in Rother Valley”.
“Organisations, local community groups and schools across Rother Valley 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.”