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Gordon residents can join UK Parliament Week activities


By Kyle Ritchie

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Constituents and community groups across Gordon have been encouraged to get involved in Parliament Week and join a conversation about democracy, people power and making change happen.

MP for the constituency Richard Thomson outlined that he was keen young people in particular understand how vital their participation is for democracy.

UK Parliament Week, which is now in its 10th year, is an annual festival taking place from November 1-7.

It involves a series of events to engage people with the work of the Westminster Parliament and to empower them to get involved in the decision making process.

The public in Gordon have been encouraged to get involved with UK Parliament Week.
The public in Gordon have been encouraged to get involved with UK Parliament Week.

Mr Thomson said: “As the MP for Gordon, it’s great to see the events which are already springing up across the constituency.

"I’m determined to play my part in ensuring that young people in particular understand how vital their participation is for our democracy.

"I’m excited to see so many organisations and local groups planning to take part and would encourage others to get involved.”

Last year, more than 1.2 million people took part in Parliament Week.

Head of education and engagement at UK Parliament David Clark said: “There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, including those happening in Gordon.

"Organisations, local community groups and schools all 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 will be sent a free kit with resources, including a booklet, bunting, a ballot box, a poster, stickers and more, which can be tailored for different organisations.

To find out more about UK Parliament Week visit www.ukparliamentweek.org



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