Parliament Week comes to Eltham

Clive has been encouraging local students to take part in the first annual Parliament Week, a new national initiative, taking place between 31 October and 6 November 2011.As part of Parliament week Clive visited Eltham Hill Technology College and spoke to Year 10 pupil’s campaign on how gangs and youth unemployment affect young women.

Parliament Week is a new annual series of events and activities which aim to raise awareness of Parliament and encourage people to engage with the UK’s democratic system and its institutions.

This year’s theme is Stories of Democracy, which is about finding out the stories of those who have participated in or contributed to democracy in the UK, both past and present.

As part of Parliament Week, there is a programme of activities across the UK that explore how and why the House of Commons and the House of Lords matter to everyone. A number of external partners are joining with Parliament to host events about democracy and political engagement.

The UK Youth Parliament will sit in the House of Commons chamber on Friday 4 November which is being screened live by BBC Parliament. BBC Question Time is being broadcast from the historic Westminster Hall for the very first time on 3 November. For up to date events please go to www.parliamentweek.org.

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