Saqib Bhatti, Member of Parliament for Meriden, has invited everyone in the Meriden constituency to get involved in Parliament Week 2021 and join a UK-wide conversation about our democracy, people power and making change happen.
UK Parliament Week is an annual event taking place from 1-7 November, that engages people from across the UK with their Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.
This year the focus is how small actions can lead to big changes, encouraging participants to get informed, take action and make an impact on issues they care about.
Community groups, local organisations and schools across the Solihull Borough engaged in activities in honour of Parliament Week 2021, including a Q&A session for sixth formers across the Solihull Borough with Saqib Bhatti MP and other locally elected representatives.
“Active public participation is vital in a thriving democracy and we all have our part to play. I want UK Parliament Week this year to serve as a reminder to residents, businesses and community groups that your elected representatives are accessible and are here to serve you.
“I thoroughly enjoyed joining some sixth formers from across the Solihull Borough this week in honour of Parliament Week to discuss some pertinent current issues with them.
“I have recently visited schools across the Meriden constituency including St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Smiths Wood Primary Academy and Balsall Common Primary and I have been struck with the interest and engagement in governance and democracy from our younger generations – long may it continue!”.