Welsh Labour MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, is encouraging local residents 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.
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 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.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“UK Parliament Week is a great chance to have the conversation in schools and in the community about what our democracy means and how we get more people involved. The Covid crisis has underlined just how important it is to engage with our political system and this week is a brilliant way of getting more people involved.”
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.
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.
You can sign up for UK Parliament Week here: ukparliamentweek.org/en/sign-up.