More members needed for people's parliament

NEW members are needed for a successful learning disability parliament which holds the county's decision makers to account.

The Worcestershire People's Parliament was launched in July 2013 and has been offered funding by the county council to extend its work.

The aim is to double the number of members, known as MWPs, from six to 12 with representatives from across the county.

Ian Craigan, project co-ordinator, said: "The members pick the topic of the parliament.

"They research it and instruct me on what needs to go into a White Paper which sets out all the issues they want to debate."

The latest parliament tackled crime and justice and included a meeting with deputy police and crime commissioner Barrie Sheldon.

A selection event for potential new MWPs will be held on Thursday, July 31.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Ian Craigan on 01905 774247 or log on to peoplesparliament.weebly.com.

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