Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, is inviting her 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 UK Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.
In previous years, Caroline has hosted tours of Parliament for her constituents and has held debates with local students at schools and colleges. However, this year much of the opportunities are online due to social distancing measures.
This year marks ten years of UK Parliament Week and many community groups, local organisations and schools in the Gosport Constituency have already signed up to be part of the conversation. Caroline has reached out to all those who have registered locally this year but is encouraging more involvement from her constituents.
Commenting, Caroline said:
“I am encouraging everyone in the Gosport Constituency to get involved in UK Parliament Week 2020. Every year we have such fantastic engagement from local schools and community groups and I’d love to be hosting my normal tours of Parliament and local debates next month too. Although much of the content this year is online, there are still fantastic opportunities to get involved and learn about what goes on at the heart of our democracy!”
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 the Gosport Constituency. Organisations, local community groups and schools across Gosport have a chance to get empowered and have their say on issues they care about the most.”
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.