Sir David joins UK Parliament Week celebrations

To mark 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote, Sir David is inviting everyone in Southend West to get involved in UK Parliament Week and play a part in our thriving democracy.

UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 12-18 November, which aims to engage people from different backgrounds and communities, with Parliament and the democratic process. The events are part of the Vote 100 programme, celebrating the centenary of equal voting rights. In 1918 all women over 30 and men over 21 were given the right to vote for the first time.

This year’s UK Parliament Week festival is the largest ever, and will see more than 7,000 events take place across the country. David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament said: ‘There are many exciting events this year; schools, workplaces and community groups across the country have a chance to get involved in their democracy and celebrate one of the most important centenaries in British democratic history. We can only work towards a more equal society if we all engage with our democracy.’