As we mark 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote, Local MP Nigel Adams is inviting everyone in Selby and Ainsty to get involved in UK Parliament Week.
UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 12-18 November, which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with Parliament and empower them to get involved.
In 2017, UK Parliament Week reached more than 360,000 people, with over 4,500 events. This year’s UK Parliament Week festival is the largest ever and will see more than 7,000 registered events with over 500,000 people taking part.
UK Parliament Week is part of the UK Parliament’s Vote 100 programme, celebrating equal voting rights and other milestones in the UK’s democratic history. A record high of 32% women MPs were elected to the House of Commons in 2017’s General Election. There is further to go in encouraging diversity; UK Parliament invites people of all backgrounds to have a say in their democracy.
Speaking on this Nigel Adams said: “As the Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty I enthusiastically encourage groups in our local community to get involved during UK Parliament Week 2018. 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 over 15 schools, Brownies, Scouts, Rangers and many more groups taking part.”
Nigel would love to hear what your week consisted off and how you got involved. He would also be happy to answer any questions, so please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about this week and how you can get involved please visit: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/