How does Parliament work? Includes a trip to Westminster – Autumn 2017

big-ben-2200706_1920.jpgBeyond the rituals and the theatre of Westminster, you will acquire a working knowledge of how Parliament works in relation to government and how people can have an influence on what happens. We will explore our unwritten constitution concentrating on the House of Commons, examine the many roles of an MP, have a quick look at the House of Lords, discover how to influence decisions, understand the passage of a Parliamentary bill and the various stages of statute law-making, assess the party system including a look at the numbers game, discuss the role of the whips, plus an optional visit to Westminster.

Tutor – Mark Grayling
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 28 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337853

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to


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