Lord Speaker welcomes Parliament Week

16 November 2015

The Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, is taking part in a number of activities in support of this year's Parliament Week. 

The work of the House of Lords

Baroness D'Souza addressed the League of Jewish Women on Monday 16 November, speak to an invited audience about the role and work of the Lords.

Spotlight on conservation

The Lord Speaker will attend an event at Chester Zoo on Thursday 26 November, speaking about how the House of Lords addresses conservation issues.

Peers in Schools

Baroness D'Souza will visit Upton High School in Chester on Friday 27 November, as part of her Peers in Schools programme. She will speak to staff and students at the school about her role as Lord Speaker, and the work of the House of Lords, to encourage the students to take an interest in politics and the democratic process.

About Parliament Week

From 13 – 22 November, over 160 organisations across the UK will hold events to celebrate Parliament Week 2015. Now in its 5th year, Parliament Week connects people with Parliament by encouraging communities to hold events exploring the meaning and importance of democracy in their lives.

Speaking ahead of Parliament Week, Baroness D’Souza, said: 'There is a huge variety of events during this year’s Parliament Week, giving people of all ages the chance to discover more about Parliament, and experience what politics means to them at a local and national level. From talks to guided walks, and from music events to exhibitions, I really hope that people from all over the country will take this chance to get involved, and connect more with Parliament and politics so that Parliament can better reflect their views.'

Further information

Image: House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Helen Jones

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