UK PARLIAMENT WEEK 2019 TO BE CELEBRATED ACROSS CLACTON

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, is inviting everyone in the constituency to get involved in UK Parliament Week and ‘have your say’ on the issues that matter to you most.

UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 2nd to 8th November, which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a thriving democracy, ask questions, think critically and engage with the UK Parliament. Schools, museums, libraries, faith communities and youth organisations representing every constituency across the United Kingdom have already signed up to be part of the conversation.

In 2018, UK Parliament Week reached almost 1 million people, with more than 8,100 activities. This year’s UK Parliament Week festival is expected to be the largest ever with even more activities and people taking part.

Those who sign up for UK Parliament Week will be sent a free kit packed with resources and an activity booklet tailored for different organisation types. More information can be found here: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3JXtBRC8ARIsAEBHg4lzYQgNmEi3DUVTVunaGs2XdI3ep3_MN6vbOF3MsOI3pYff9mf9bpIaAjCJEALw_wcB

David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, with including those happening in the Clacton constituency.

“Schools, workplaces and community groups across the Clacton constituency have a chance to have their say on the issues they care about most. UK Parliament Week is a great way find out more about the ways to be part of our thriving democracy, be it to vote, campaign or question their MP.”

Speaking about UK Parliament Week, Giles said: “As MP for Clacton I welcome the involvement of local people during UK Parliament Week 2019. 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 so many schools, uniform organisations and local groups taking part. I hope everyone engages and I would be pleased to welcome them to Parliament for a visit.”