Angus MP Kirstene Hair is inviting constituents to get involved in UK Parliament Week and “have your say” on the issues that matter to them most.
UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from November 2 to 8, 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.
The Scottish Conservative MP said: “As the MP for Angus, I welcome the involvement of constituents 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.
"I’m excited to see so many schools, uniform organisations and local groups taking part.”
In 2018, UK Parliament Week reached almost one million people, with more than 8,100 activities. This year’s festival is expected to be the largest ever with even more activities and people taking part.
David Clark, head of education and engagement at Westminster, said: “There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, with including those happening in Angus.
“Schools, workplaces and community groups across the 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.”
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