North East outreach

Parliamentary Outreach activities taking place in the North East

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.

Upcoming events in the North East:

Free event with The Lord Shipley, OBE on Friday 19 June 2015 in Durham.
This June learning and training providers across the Country will host a series of events to celebrate Adult Learners Week 2015. 
The Houses of Parliament Outreach Service in partnership with SkillShare North East, supported by Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service, will be hosting a unique community learning opportunity on Friday 19 June at Durham Town Hall.
There will be a talk by The Lord Shipley, OBE giving participants the opportunity to learn about the work and role of the House of Lords and look at how to get involved with what happens there.The talk will have a focus on skills and training and how this issue is discussed at Parliament, and a question and answer session will follow.

This event is free and open to all to attend but registration is essential to guarantee a place:
To book your place please contact SkillShare on 01429 868353 or email


This event will take place at Durham Town Hall.


Registration starts at 11.30 am and the event concludes at 3.00 pm. 
More details and a agenda will follow for those who register to attend.

Further Information:

Find out more about the House of Lords

Link to SkillShare North East (external website)
Link to Adult Learners Week 2015 (external website)

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If you are interested in holding an event with Parliamentary Outreach, please contact Lynn Hobson at

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Contact details

For further information on how your organisation can get involved with Parliamentary Outreach in the North East, please contact:

Lynn Hobson 
Parliamentary Outreach
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 0AA
T: 07917 488784

North East

The North East Parliamentary Outreach service covers the following areas:

  • Tyne and Wear
  • Northumberland
  • County Durham
  • Tees Valley