Stephen Crabb MP helped promote UK Parliament Week by taking part in a number of Q & A activities held in Preseli Pembrokeshire last week.
UK Parliament Week is an annual event that takes place from 1-7 November, that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.
This year the focus was 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 in hundreds of constituencies across the United Kingdom signed up to be part of the conversation.
Nine local organisations including Coastlands CP School, The Third Place, Girlguiding UK, 1st Johnston Scout Group, Milford Haven School, Castle Sixth Form, St Francis RC Primary School and Haverfordwest High VC School signed up to join the UK-wide conversation about democracy, people power and making change happen.
Stephen Crabb provided a virtual digital link for Milford Haven School exploring his role as a Member of Parliament and was able to attend in person at Castle High Sixth Form for a Q & A session covering all aspects of local and national issues. The Preseli Pembrokeshire MP also helped local Beaver and Cub group 1st Johnston by taking part in a session on Friday evening during which the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were able to quiz their MP about the work that he does in London and in the County - helping them to work towards achieving their democracy badges.
Stephen Crabb MP said: “ I was delighted to be able to join in with some of the activities taking place in Pembrokeshire last week. I have been really impressed with the number of schools and youth groups that have taken part this year. I enjoyed being quizzed in person by some of the youngest members of my constituency during this years’ UK Parliament Week. The sessions were really enjoyable and I am always fascinated to hear about the issues that are important for young people. It was great to be able to share and provide insight in to the work that MP’s carry out on a day to day basis both in the House of Commons and back in the constituency.”
The MP also runs a work experience programme in the constituency that is available for young people with an interest in politics and who are looking to explore career opportunities in this field. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.