Find out how parliament works

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, February 13, 2014

 

AN INSIGHT into the workings of parliament is on offer to people on the Isle of Wight.

MP Andrew Turner has encouraged Islanders to attend an information day on the working of parliament, at the Riverside Centre, Newport, on February 21.

The free event, run by the Parliament Outreach Service, will explain what peers and members of parliament do, and how bills become laws.

The public is invited to attend between 1pm and 3pm.

Two other sessions will be held for IW Councillors, and town and parish councillors, with tailored information relevant to their roles.

Mr Turner said: "Many people say they would like to find out more about the work that goes on in parliament and I know from my postbag that lots of Islanders want to know how they, as members of the public, can influence the legislative process.

"I have arranged this event to give Islanders an opportunity to learn about the work of this historic institution, where laws that affect all our lives are debated and passed."

To reserve a place e-mail mail@islandmp.org or call 01983 530808.

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by Mark Dunsford

13th February 2014, at 22:24:00

Sounds interesting, but not quite interesting enough to take half a day off work to attend.

Could we have another one in the evening or at the weekend?

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by alan naylor

13th February 2014, at 21:04:33

26 weeeks of the year

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by Keven Ball

13th February 2014, at 17:19:53

Sounds very interesting and I am sure anyone with an interest in politics would enjoy the whole experience?

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by ROBERT SMITH

13th February 2014, at 16:35:43

What we would real like to know is HOW MUCH DOES IT COST US TO KEEP YOU IN YOUR IVORY TOWER in WESTMINSTER and on THE ISLAND.

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