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Women in Democracy

Baroness Valentine

15-21 November is Parliament Week– an annual event that raises awareness about Parliament and democratic life in the UK. This year, the theme is ‘Women in Democracy’, and I am pleased to support it. My first job was at Barings bank in the 1980s and I was one of the first female executives to work there. At the time,…

My Parliament Week 2012

Guest Contributor

As Lord Speaker, I’m honoured to be blogging at the beginning of the second Parliament Week today. There are many worthwhile events that will be taking place both here at Westminster and around the country. On Monday, the House of Lords will launch its pilot outreach partnership with the charity Debate Mate, which uses volunteer…