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Beautiful double room in Parsons Green

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Beautiful double room in a two-bed garden flat in Parsons Green, available from 18th October.  Sharing with a female young professional working in politics.

The room comes with a large built-in wardrobe and double doors that open up into the garden (each room has its own doors into the garden for privacy).

The flat benefits from a large living and dining area – with a working fireplace – a kitchen, shared bathroom and a private garden.  Both the kitchen and bathroom were re-done a couple of years ago so everything is to high spec.  The flat is completely furnished.  A new bed will be put in your room and the garden professionally cleared, prior to moving in.

There is also a large storage room, which currently hosts the washing machine but can be used to store any odds and ends.

The flat has excellent transport links – Parsons Green (5mins), Fulham Broadway (10mins), Putney Bridge (10mins), and there are frequent buses to central London.  We also have two Boris Bike docking bays within 5mins walk.

Available for £1,100 pcm (excluding bills).

If you’re interested, please email me with a little bit about yourself, and when you are available to view the flat.

Contact: alastair.gunn@parliament.uk

Need a room to rent

Ref: 2589

My friend (Hannah, 21) has just got a paid internship with the Local Government Information Unit and is looking for a room. Ideally around £600 inc bills.  A short-term lease would be ideal (3 months) but she is considering longer contracts.  She is ready to move immediately.  Please email me at simpsonjn@parliament.uk and I would be happy to put you in touch. Jo

A lovely huge double room in Tooting

Ref: 2588

A bright and spacious double bedroom available ASAP.

Stones throw from the Tooting Broadway tube (zone 3) and a supermarket. Great location – close to Clapham and Wimbledon and an easy quick journey to Central London.

The house is a 3 double bed – 2 rooms currently occupied by a young female and male professional. It has a spacious but cosy modern kitchen, a bright lounge and one huge bathroom with a shower cubicle and a separate bath.

Great price and location – this will go fast!

£630 per month + bills on top (about £70 per month, incl. council tax)

Contact: rhiannon.padley@parliament.uk

Open Lectures from the Houses of Parliament

The  2014/15 series of Open Lectures from the Houses of Parliament starts next month with a talk from Black Rod on his role in Parliament:

Black Rod: today’s role in Parliament, with a glance back to 1348 by Lieutenant General David Leakey CMG CBE MA, Black Rod will take place on Wednesday 8 October 2014, 2.30 – 4pm at Westminster. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OpenLecture8thOct2014

Speakers, dates, venues and booking information for the lectures in the series are  at www.parliament.uk/open-lectures We will add dates for future lectures in the series to the w4mp events pa.



Updated ‘Guide to the Rules on All-party Groups’

The Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has recently published a new rulebook for APGs. Acquaint and reacquaint yourself with the rules here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/pcfs/all-party-groups/guide-to-the-rules-on-apgs.pdf

For more information on All-Party Groups, see here and here.

Room in Chelsea

Ref: 2587

Quiet room in Family Home Chelsea available immediately. £650 per month all inclusive ( roof terrace , washing machine , Wi-Fi),  excellent communications & local facilities.

Contact: robert.atkinson@parliament.uk

Flat Share – Finsbury Park/Crouch End

Ref: 2586

This is a lovely, huge double room in a quiet and bright part-furnished 2 bed flat (sharing with a female professional) in a large converted terraced house.

The room is unfurnished, although there is a large built-in wardrobe. The flat has a large kitchen/living room and bathroom. After 6 years in London my current flat mate has decided to move back to Germany and so I’m on the hunt for a new one…

 

The flat is located halfway between Finsbury Park and Crouch End, just off Crouch Hill. It’s very well served by transport links – 3 min walk to Crouch Hill station, 10 min walk/5 min bus ride to Archway, 13 min walk/5 min bus ride to Finsbury Park. Crouch End is just a 5 minute walk over Crouch Hill. I often cycle and occasionally leave my bike in the cycle park at Finsbury Park and have done Oxford Circus door-to-door in under 30 minutes. Hampstead, Camden and various green spaces (Finsbury Park, Alexander Place, Hampstead Heath, Queens Wood, Highgate woods) are all a 15 to 20 min bus ride away.

There are lots of convenience stores very close either on the Stroud Green Road side or Hornsey Road and lots of cafés. Sainsbury’s is a five minute walk with a large Tesco just a bit further down. Crouch End itself has many shops.

The room would suit a clean and tidy, non-smoking considerate professional who likes to socialise but also has their own life, friends etc. If this sounds like the place for you get in touch.

Contact: kaymr@parliament.uk

#TellParliament forum: Future of the BBC

Full details here: http://bit.ly/1lFOQyy

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding an online consultation in partnership with The Student Room to hear the views of young people about the BBC as part of its ongoing inquiry into the future of the BBC.

Online consultation

The Committee will hear from young people about their viewing habits; what BBC services they consider to be the most valuable; how well they feel the BBC caters to young people and their views on the licence fee.

The consultation will begin on The Student Room website on Friday 22 August and will finish on 18 September. During this time, young people are encouraged to share their opinions and discuss their views on the BBC with others, the responses received will feed into the Committee’s work and the Report which is expected in the autumn.

Westminster Hall Debates Moving for September

During September Westminster Hall debates will be relocated to Committee Room 10.

 For the two weeks of the September sitting all sittings of the House in ‘Westminster Hall’ (the Grand Committee Room) will take place in Committee Room 10 on the Main Committee Corridor.

This is to allow stair-free access to these sittings to be maintained while works are carried out to the lift serving the Grand Committee Room. Sittings will return to the Grand Committee Room from October.

Electoral Reform Society report into women’s representation in politics

Today sees the launch of  “Sex and Power 2014: Who runs Britain?” which shows just how little progress has been made on gender equality in the UK’s political institutions and suggests what the UK’s governments, parliaments, political parties and media should do about it.

Among the report’s key findings is that the House of Commons has slipped from 59th (in early 2010) to 65th (today) in the world ranking of parliaments for gender equality.

Just 22.7% of our MPs are women. And whilst the figure for some of the devolved parliaments is better – 41.7% of Welsh Assembly members are women, for example – the situation amongst political journalists is even worse. Over 91% of print and broadcast political editors are male.

Today’s report makes six recommendations for what must happen to change this situation. It was written by Counting Women In, a coalition of organisations including the Electoral Reform Society, the Centre for Women & Democracy, the Fawcett Society, the Hansard Society and Unlock Democracy.

Read the report (pdf)

Visit the Electoral Reform Society website