Ambleside & District

The Workings of Parliament

Just over 20 members attended a short course on the Workings of Parliament at the Marchesi Centre on 2 June 2014. What might sound like a very dry subject was made lively and entertaining by the personality of the presenter, Gary Hart, the North-west Region Parliamentary Outreach Officer. By posing factual questions and introducing topics for short discussion he taught us about the many aspects of Parliament outside the Commons debating chamber and in particular how we can all become more engaged. Examples he gave included attending Select Committee sessions, signing e-petitions, urging our MP to support Early Day Motions, and several more.

The photos show Gary talking about aspects of Parliament and members discussing some of the questions he posed.

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[Photos Frances Green]