2015: How do we increase diversity in Parliament?

On Friday 4 December 2015, the House of Lords opened up its chamber, inviting people from across the UK to take part in a debating event.

The 2015 debate was the latest event in a broad outreach programme that aims to raise awareness of the role and work of the Lords, with more than 200 participants of all ages.

The question we asked was:

  • How do we increase diversity in Parliament?

Participants were drawn from partnerships with a number of organisations including The English-Speaking Union, the British Humanist Association, Girlguiding, Humanist Society Scotland and Three Faiths Forum, as well as students from schools across the UK.

Key contacts

For queries about the chamber event, please contact the House of Lords: hlchamberevent2015@parliament.uk

Further information

Follow the discussion on Twitter

You can catch up on the discussion on Twitter using #diversitydebate