This week is UK Parliament Week and this year’s festival is set to be the largest ever with more than 7,000 registered events and over 500,000 people taking part.
Participating organisations include the Scouts, Girlguiding, and the British Youth Council. For this year’s festival, there is also a particular focus on the centenary of the 1918 Representation of The People Act which gave woman the right to vote and this is part of the Vote 100 campaign which has done some great work in celebrating this historic milestone in our country's history.
George also recently took the time to answer questions from a local Explorers group as part of the UK Parliament Week festival. Students from the group sent in questions covering topics such as mental health and school funding. The responses were videoed and sent back to the group who played them to the students.
George Eustice MP said, “UK Parliament Week has become an important fixture in the parliamentary calendar, opening up our democracy to those who would not normally take part. It is important that people understand how vital their participation is in our democracy, whether that be voting at elections, becoming a councillor or an MP, campaigning on an important issue, or even writing to your MP. Contributions like these are valuable to our democracy and help deliver real change to our local communities.”