Local schools and youth groups in Lenzie will be taking part next week in UK Parliament Week 2018, a celebration which marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote.
UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 12-18 November, which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved. Baroness Goldie will be visiting the 1st Lenzie Company Boys Brigade next week, while the 4th Lenzie Brownies have planned a range of activities, including a mock Parliamentary debate in the style of the House of Commons.
Local MP Jo Swinson, who has been vocal in her support for the festival, said:
“UK Parliament Week is a great chance for people in East Dunbartonshire and right across the country to celebrate democracy.
“It is fantastic to hear that schools and youth groups in Lenzie will be taking part in the festivities, and I hope that their activities and visits will inspire them to get involved in politics and our democracy!”
In 2017, UK Parliament Week reached more than 360,000 people, with over 4,500 events. This year’s UK Parliament Week festival is the largest ever and will see more than 7,000 registered events with over 500,000 people taking part. Other participating organisations include Scouts, Girlguiding, and the British Youth Council.