Access To Politics

Over thirty students and recent graduates came into parliament on Wednesday 9th November 2011 for this seminar.  The seminar was organised by Elevation Networks and hosted by Baroness Berridge.

The purpose was to enable young people from backgrounds where they might not think about working in politics, to meet and question practitioners.  The students met speechwriters, lobbyists, MP’s researchers, think tank workers, political party employees, and politicians, to give them a flavour of the roles that are available to them.

 “As the youngest woman in the House of Lords, I am so mindful of the next generation.  We need people from all walks of life to serve in public life.  Now the challenge is to find work experience for those who attended and want to take the next step.”

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