Oldham MP hosts Parliament Week Events with borough's young people

Date published: 05 November 2020

Earlier this week (Tuesday 3rd) Oldham West and Royton MP, Jim McMahon, hosted three virtual Parliament Week events with young people from across Oldham.

Over the course of the afternoon Jim was joined by Year 7 pupils from The Radclyffe School in Chadderton, a mixture of Junior and Senior pupils form Oldham Hulme Grammar School and rounded up the day by attending a virtual meeting with the Oldham Youth Council. 

UK Parliament week is an annual festival that seeks to engage people from across the UK with their Parliament, explores what it means to them and encourages them to get involved.

This year marked ten years of Parliament Week and provides an important opportunity to be part of the UK’s democracy and look to the next ten years.

Community groups, local organisations and schools across Oldham West and Royton have signed up to take part in events this week. 

Jim said, “I really enjoyed my opportunities to talk to young people from across Oldham about what it means to be an MP and how our Parliament works yesterday afternoon.”

“As a longstanding campaigner for Votes at Sixteen I know just how vital it is that we get our young people involved in our democracy and I’m so glad so many groups have signed up to take part this week.”

“Unfortunately, I can’t join all of for the same questions sessions we’ve had with Radclyffe, Hulme and the Youth Council, but I am almost certain there will be lots of interesting and engaging events taking places virtually.”

“I’d encourage all schools and youth groups to go to the UK Parliament Week website and just have a look at the wealth and range of activities available. It’s not all boring talks and presentations, there are some fun games and activities to play as well.”

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