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Gardening for good

We only advertise jobs with a political dimension over on w4mpjobs, but this role from the human rights organisation Freedom from Torture may appeal to those who’ve had enough of the corridors of Westminster or a dark constituency office – they are looking for a gardener to work 14 hours a week for them. The …

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Help to organise Millennifest…

Common Vision is looking for Event Volunteers to support an exciting new event series piloting in 2018. MILLENNIFEST (www.millennifest.co.uk) is all about celebrating and inspiring the young leaders and influencers of today and tomorrow. We have a range of amazing speakers confirmed, including high profile politicians from 5 political parties, social activists and entrepreneurs, social …

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 19 April 2018 As always, please ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer may be out of date. Please go here to see the new information (you need to have an intranet login to access this …

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Clear the Lobby!

Clear the Lobby (clearthelobby.co.uk/newsletter) is a free email newsletter that explains the laws MPs are voting on each week in plain English. In just two  minutes of reading time a week, subscribers can get a good idea of the issues that politicians are set to debate, much of which is not covered in the mainstream …

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Parliamentary recruitment fair

Thursday 19 Apr 2018, 15:00 – 19:00 Westminster Hall Contact: Visit Parliament, 020 7219 4114, visitparliament@parliament.uk Parliament’s annual recruitment fair will take place on Thursday 19 April in Westminster Hall from 3pm – 7pm. As spaces are limited, tickets must be booked in advance. Please contact Visit Parliament by email or call 020 7219 4114. Pass …

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Parliament Choir

Do you enjoy singing but feel you don’t have time? Did you know there is a choir at Westminster? We meet for 2 hours every Monday evening in the Chapel Undercroft, so it is the perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work.  We are a very friendly group of all ages made up …

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WhatDoTheyKnow is ten years old..

WhatDoTheyKnow, mySociety’s Freedom of Information site, launched on 22 February, 2008 — ten whole years (plus a week) ago! They’ve marked its first decade by digging into a little history: A timeline showing how WhatDoTheyKnow’s story intertwines with the story of FOI in the UK A list of 50 news stories that users have uncovered …

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The Women Who Didn’t Get the Vote in 1918

WebRoots Democracy has an event on 20 February that may be of interest – see https://nvite.com/eb/42455897733   Intersectional Suffrage: A focus on the women that didn’t get the vote in 1918. 2018 marks the centenary of the first women in the UK being allowed to vote. The 1918 Representation of the People Act allowed women over …

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New House of Commons online shop

The House of Commons has launched a brand new online shop, where you can purchase gifts, books, stationery, food & drink (but not alcohol), toys, clothing, jewellery and homewares. Have a look here: https://www.shop.parliament.uk/

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You are invited to take part in EqualiTeas

You are invited to take part in EqualiTeas (18 June-2 July 2018) a UK-wide celebration of our democratic equality that will mark the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1928 in which all people were given the right to vote on an equal basis. Hold an event or activity Anyone can hold …

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