MP Grahame Morris calls for people to have their say on issues which matter to them

Nov 7, 2019 | Local News

Easington MP Grahame Morris is inviting everyone in East Durham to get involved in UK Parliament Week and ‘have your say’ on the issues that matter to you most.

UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 2-8 November, 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, thinkcritically 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.

Grahame Morris MP said: “As the Member of Parliament for Easington I welcome the involvement of people in East Durham 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, and I’m excited to see so many schools, uniform organisations and local groups taking part and I am looking forward to my visits to Dene House Primary School and Murton Beavers this Friday as part of their Parliament Week activities”

In 2018, UK Parliament Week reached almost 1 million people, with more than 8,100 activities. This year’s UK Parliament Week festival is expected to be the largest ever with even more activities and people taking part.

David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, including those happening in the Easington constituency.

“Schools, workplaces and community groups across East Durham 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.”