Peter Gibson MP is inviting everyone in Darlington to get involved in UK Parliament Week (UKPW), an annual event spreading the word about what Parliament is, what it does and how you can get involved. It’s a great way to find out new things about UK Parliament or be reminded of things you might’ve forgotten!
UKPW is taking place from 6-12 November. Youth groups, community organisations and schools in constituencies across the United Kingdom have already signed up to join in this year.
Last year over one million people took part in every nation and region of the UK, and many countries all over the world.
Everyone who signs up for UK Parliament Week will be posted a free kit packed with resources, including a booklet (with information and activity ideas tailored for youth groups, primary and secondary schools, or adults), a ballot box, bunting, stickers and a unique ‘The Ayes Have It’ board game.
As well as exploring UK Parliament and ways to get involved, this year’s UKPW throws a spotlight on the various roles and people who help to keep our Parliament running.
Peter Gibson MP said: “As the MP for Darlington I’m encouraging people in my constituency to sign up for UK Parliament Week 2023.
“I’m looking forward to seeing many groups and organisations join in and welcome this opportunity for communities to come together to find out about UK Parliament.”
Fran Jeens, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “UK Parliament Week is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get informed about how they can engage with UK Parliament to make a difference.
“Every year it’s fantastic to see so many people actively take part in UK Parliament Week. We look forward to lots of UKPW activities taking place in Darlington.”
Image: Peter Gibson MP with students from the Federation of Abbey Schools at the Parliamentary Education Centre.