Lord Speaker to give talk on Women and Democracy in Birmingham

26 May 2015

As part of her programme of Outreach events around the UK the Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, will visit Birmingham to give a free public talk on Friday 5 June focusing on the important role women play in shaping our democracy and engaging with Parliament.

There will also be a brief introduction to how Parliament works and how to get involved from Clare Mullin, Regional Outreach Officer for the Midlands. Information on the range of free training, talks and courses organised by the Outreach Service all over the UK will be provided.

This event will also give attendees the chance to meet others and network with organisations, charities and groups from the Midlands and beyond who are campaigning on women’s issues and a range of democratic causes.

Sign up for this free event to get:

  • An introduction to Parliament and more information on our Women in Parliament programme
  • Insight into the role of the Lord Speaker and the House of Lords.
  • Guidance on how you can get involved and directly engage with issues that matter to you at Parliament

There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk, and refreshments will be provided.

How to attend

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. To add yourself to the waiting list please using the following link:

Where and when

This event will take place on Friday 5 June 2015 from 12-2.30pm at:

St Luke’s Church Centre
Great Colmore Street
Lee Bank
B15 2AT

Maps and directions

Women in Parliament programme

This one-off special event is being held as part of the Lord Speaker's national Outreach activities and is part of the Outreach Service's ongoing Women in Parliament programme.

Its aim is to encourage more women to think about being actively involved in UK politics. As well as one off special events such as this, the Outreach Service offers targeted resources, ongoing workshops and a mentoring programme as well as free training to women’s groups on effective campaigning at Parliament.

Further information

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Find out more about Parliament's Outreach Service

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