14 - 20 November 2014

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Thank you all for a fantastic #ParliamentWeek 2014!

26 Nov 2014

Thank you to all our partners for making this year’s Parliament Week an amazing success! This year’s programme was hugely varied and ranged from sessions creating music (Acoustic Architecture by Soundcastle) to debates and question times (Only 23% of MPs are women- does it matter? by Women of Wolverhampton) and from walking tours (Marx and…

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Parliament Week 2014 MP Twitter live chat highlights

21 Nov 2014

As part of Parliament Week 2014, four MPs took place in successful and lively twitter chats debating with people form across the UK on a series of topics, live on twitter. Please explore the links below to see what was discussed.  #ukconstitution ~ Live Parliament Week Twitter Chat with Graham Allen MP on 19th November…

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#WomenInParliament: Live Parliament Week Twitter Chat with Mary Macleod MP

11 Nov 2014

Update 21st November 2014: Mary’s chat has now taken place, catch up on her #WomenInParliament live chat highlights here.  What role do women play in Parliament? How can we get more young women involved in Parliament? Please join us to discuss young #WomenInParliament live on Twitter with Mary Macleod MP (@MaryMacleodMP) on 19th November from…

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#UKyouthpolitics ~ Live Parliament Week Twitter Chat with Tim Loughton MP on 18th November 10-11am

10 Nov 2014

Update 21st November 2014: Tim’s chat has now taken place, catch up on his #UKyouthpolitics live chat highlights here. Are young people engaged with politics? If so, how and where? Please join us to discuss #UKyouthpolitics live on twitter with @TimLoughton MP from 10-11am on the 18th November 2014 as part of Parliament Week 2014.…

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Parliament wants to hear from YOU!!! What do you think our democracy should look like?

10 Nov 2014

I’m the Chair of a Select Committee in the House of Commons. Select Committees monitor the work of Government, and carry out inquiries into issues that affect us all, usually asking for evidence from the public to inform their work. The work of my Select Committee, the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, focuses on…

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What is a constitution? And why should you care?

10 Nov 2014

I’m the Chair of a Select Committee in the House of Commons. The work of my Committee – the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee – focuses on different aspects of our democracy. In 2010 we started a project that became our report ‘A new Magna Carta?’ We wanted to look into the question of…

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#ukconstitution ~ Live Parliament Week Twitter Chat with Graham Allen MP from 4-5pm on 19th November 2014

10 Nov 2014

Update 21st November 2014: Graham’s chat has now taken place, catch up on his #ukconstitution live chat highlights here. With many feeling our political system is not fit for purpose, does the UK need a new democratic settlement? Do we need a political rulebook, a written constitution to let us know how our democracy works…

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#digitaldemocracy ~ Live Parliament Week Twitter Chat with Meg Hillier MP on 17th November 12-1pm

10 Nov 2014

Update 21st November 2014: Meg’s chat has now taken place, catch up on her #digitaldemocracy live chat highlights here. What is digital democracy? How can – and how should – we make our democracy more digital? Please join us to discuss #digitaldemocracy live on Twitter with @Meg_HillierMP from 12-1pm on the 17th November 2014 as…

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Campaigner of the Week: Charlene Osuagwu

10 Nov 2014

Our final Do Democracy Campaigner of the Week, for Parliament Week 2014, is 21 year old Charlene Osuagwu. Charlene is an Ambassador for Sky News’ Stand Up and Be Counted where 16-25 year olds can speak out and debate the issues that matter. Do Democracy is a national campaign running during Parliament Week to find…

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Campaigner of the Week: Kenny Imafidon

5 Nov 2014

Twenty-one year old Kenny Imafidon is this week’s Campaigner of the Week. Kenny is a Special Advisor on Youth Policy, a social entrepreneur and a campaigner on socio-economic issues affecting young people in the UK. In November 2012, Kenny published his first Kenny Report – How do politics and economics affect gangs and serious youth…

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