The North East Parliamentary Outreach service aims to create awareness of the work of Parliament and show how the debates and decisions of the House of Commons and House of Lords are relevant to the region.
The Parliamentary Outreach service also promotes engagement with the processes of Parliament, demonstrating how the public can get involved at a local and national level.
Working with Parliamentary Outreach
In partnership with organisations such as Skillshare North East, Federation of Small Businesses, Voluntary Organisations' Network North East and Barnardo's, Parliamentary Outreach in the North East organises and participates in free training sessions, events and exhibitions.
Parliamentary Outreach activities in the North East
The following are examples of the types of events that Parliamentary Outreach can organise or participate in:
- Newcastle – 12 September 2013
Big Bang Meets Big Ben – As part of the 2013 British Science Festival, an event that looks at how Parliament debates and scrutinises science and technology related issues.
- Newcastle – 5 October 2013
Workshop for North East members of the LGBT Consortium.
- Durham – 10 October 2013
A lecture by the Speaker of the House of Commons to members of the Durham Union Society.
- Darlington – 11 October 2013
A workshop journalism and media studies students at Darlington College with the Speaker of the House of Commons.
- Middlesbrough – 11 October 2013
A workshop with Skillshare North East and the Speaker of the House of Commons on opportunities for voluntary and community organisations to work with Parliament.
- Darlington – 16 October 2013
A workshop for journalism students at Darlington College.
- Morpeth – 18 October 2013
A workshop for elected members of Northumberland County Council on Parliament’s select committees.
- Hexham – 27 November 2013
A presentation to members of Hexham Men’s Association.
If you are interested in holding an event with Parliamentary Outreach, please contact Daniel Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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