Friday, 6 July 2018

Celebrating democracy

National Democracy Week is coming to an end, marking the 90thanniversary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act, which gave women the same voting rights as men. The event is a week-long celebration of democracy in society, which aims to encourage democratic participation and emphasise the fact that every single voice matters, and events have been taking place around the country this week with this in mind. 

Involvement in our democracy goes beyond this week however, and I would encourage you to get involved, whether it is on a local level with your Parish Council, or nationally about issues you are passionate about. Every member of society should have the chance to participate in our democracy and to have their say, and this week is the perfect time to celebrate our democracy and get involved.