North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson is inviting everyone in Swindon to get involved in UK Parliament Week.

The annual festival takes place in the first week November and aims to kickstart a conversation about democracy, people power and making change happen.This year marks the week's 10th anniversary.

Community groups, local organisations and schools representing every constituency across the United Kingdom have already signed up to be part of the conversation.

Mr Tomlinson has taken part in many Parliament week events over the years, including welcoming Guides, Brownies, Scouts to the office for a mock election, visiting schools for an interactive assembly, and visiting UK Research and Innovation.

Last year, over 1.2 million people took part in UK Parliament week in every nation and region of the UK, alongside countries all over the world. The Covid outbreak has meant that events will have to be a bit different this year, as efforts are made to find digital or virtual events.

Justin Tomlinson said: “I welcome the involvement of people in Swindon during UK Parliament Week 2020. I am determined to ensure that our voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy, and I’m excited to see so many organisations and local groups taking part.”

David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, including those happening in Swindon

“Organisations, local community groups and schools across Swindon have a chance to get empowered and have their say on issues they care about the most. Change starts with you and UK Parliament Week is a great way to learn how you can make a difference.”

Those who sign up for UK Parliament Week will be sent a free kit with a booklet, bunting, a ballot box, a poster, and stickers which can be tailored for different organisations.