Brighton and Hove MPs prepare to take part in People’s Parliament

Posted On 12 Oct 2019 at 6:01 am

The three MPs for Brighton and Hove are preparing to take part in a People’s Parliament today (Saturday 12 October).

It is the first time that an event like this has been held in the area and the idea came about when the Prime Minister Boris Johnson persuaded the Queen to prorogue Parliament.

Although the decision to close Parliament for five weeks has since been overruled in court, the event in Brighton is to go ahead.

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Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, will join the Labour MPs Peter Kyle, who represents Hove, and Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle.

They will take questions from the public at the Sallis Benney Theatre, in Grand Parade, Brighton, with Brexit, the environment, school funding and housing among the topics highlighted so far.

The organisers said: “This cross-party event aims to give local residents the opportunity to speak about the big issues facing the country and Brighton and Hove.

“The People’s Parliament is all about listening to constituents and engaging over key issues together.”

The event is due to take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

To see if there are any tickets remaining, click here.

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