Last week, Richard took part in online events in his constituency to celebrate UK Parliament Week - an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament.
Community groups, local organisations and schools across the constituency signed up to be part of the conversation and received a free kit packed with resources, including a booklet, bunting, a ballot box, a poster, stickers and more to help with their events.
During the week, Richard joined a meeting of Wilstead Brownies and a class of Year 5 and 6 students at Carlton Primary School over zoom. The children had the opportunity to quiz Richard about his work as their MP.
Richard said “I want to make sure that our voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy and I want to thank the schools, organisations and local groups that took part in UK Parliament Week this year. I had the privilege of taking part in virtual events with Wilstead Brownies and Carlton Primary School.
"2020 marked ten years of UK Parliament Week. The event is a great opportunity to be part of a thriving democracy and look ahead to the next 10 years, thinking about what issues are important to people and how they can work with their UK Parliament to bring about change. If you didn't sign up this year, I would encourage you to take part in 2021."