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Parliament Week 2012

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Read inspiring articles and learn more about the people who have contributed to our democracy in the past and those who continue to do so today. There is something of interest for everyone, from the struggles of the Suffragettes to the modern day campaigns of the UK Youth Parliament.



Dr Claire Breay, Lead Curator of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts at the British Library in London, tells us why Magna Carta is such a powerful piece of British history
Parliament Week takes a look inside the Parliamentary Archives at the recently rediscovered Suffragette Banner
Charlie Roper, a politics undergraduate, tells us about his experience of campaigning and engaging with the Parliamentary process as part of the Scout movement's Stop the Rain tax campaign
Parliament Week takes a look inside the Parliamentary Archives at the Great Reform Act, a landmark in extending the right to vote

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