Henry Smith MP is inviting people in Crawley to get involved in UK Parliament Week and join a countrywide conversation about our democracy, people power and making change happen.
UK Parliament Week is an annual festival taking place from 1st to 7th November 2020, that engages people from across the UK with Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.
“As Crawley MP I always encourage local residents of all ages to get involved with our democracy but this is especially so during Parliament Week.
“I’m determined to ensure that our voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy, and I’m delighted that we have Parliament Week events taking place locally.
“I’d urge individuals and community groups looking to organise an event to sign up – the UK Parliament Week team will be able to send you details and a free resource kit.”
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 ten 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.
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.
David Clark, Head of Education & Engagement at the UK Parliament, commented;
“There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, including those happening in Crawley.
“Organisations, local community groups and schools across Crawley have a chance to get empowered and have their say on issues they care about the most. Change starts with you and UK Parliament Week is a great way to learn how you can make a difference.”
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.