What Is Parliament Week

Parliament Week is an exciting new national initiative, supported by the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

For centuries, Parliamentary democracy has touched the lives of every person and community, every organisation and business throughout the UK, and yet, for many people, Parliament’s work, influence and history are unfamiliar.

Parliament Week 2011, which ran from 31 October to 6 November, explored how democracy affects everyone and how they can participate in it.

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This year's theme

Stories of Democracy

There are hundreds of inspiring stories about how people have made a difference to democracy in the UK and continue to do so today. Their stories, whether past or present, are of both local and national importance.

You can learn more about the individuals and groups who have shaped democracy in the UK by reading and watching their stories of democracy.

Read stories of democracy

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