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Parliament Week 2012

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Stories

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.



Parliament Week partner the Lyme Regis Museum looks at the town's history of rebellion
The Tolson Memorial Museum looks at the last of three banners in their Parliament Week display used in peaceful demonstrations that led to social change
Tolson Memorial Museum looks at the history of the Ten Hour Bill Banner, paraded at a key 1832 meeting in York organised by Richard Oastler
The Tolson Memorial Museum looks at three banners used in peaceful demonstrations that led to social change, beginning with the Skelmanthorpe Flag

From other sites: About Parliament

What does Parliament do?

Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day.

The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in the work of Parliament.

Find out more on the Parliament website

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