De Montfort Project

The De Montfort Project is an outreach project run by the Parliamentary Archives as a strand within Parliament’s 2015 programme. Inspired by the 750th anniversary of the meeting of the De Montfort Parliament in 1265, the project consists of a series of collaborative projects with regional archive services.

How have individuals contributed to the development of democracy?

How have local areas been represented at Parliament throughout the past 750 years?

The project explores the life and impact of local MPs and Peers on both their local area and at Parliament. Project activities will take place between April and December 2015. The archives we are working with are:

Activities will include:

  • An exhibition
  • Educational workshops
  • Research groups
  • Lectures

The results of these activities will be published as case studies within Living Heritage on the Parliamentary website.

You can contact the De Montfort Project team via email or twitter.  

Website highlight

Explore the connections between people, communities and Parliament in more detail by visiting the Living Heritage area of the parliamentary website

Related information

Parliament in the Making

2015: Parliament in the Making is a year-long programme of events, projects and resources recognising 800 years of democratic heritage. Further information can be found via the 2015 portal.

Social Media


@parliament750 is a new twitter feed run by the Parliamentary Archives. The twitter feed live tweets the narrative of Simon de Montfort's parliament and showcases partnership activities run as part of the De Montfort Project.

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