MPs are inviting people to get involved in UK Parliament Week.

UK Parliament Week is an annual event taking place from November 1 to 7, that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament, and explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.

This year, the focus is how small actions can lead to big changes, encouraging participants to get informed, take action and make an impact on issues they care about.

Carlisle MP John Stevenson, and Copeland MP Trudy Harrison, said: "Active public participation is vital in a thriving democracy and we all have our part to play.

They add that they look forward to seeing how organisations and local groups in their constituencies join in, especially the next generation of voters in schools.

Amy Baxter, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “Every year we are delighted to see so many people take part in UK Parliament Week.

"It’s a great opportunity to get informed, take action and make an impact in Carlisle and beyond. Change starts with you and UK Parliament Week is a great way to learn how you can make a difference.”

Those who sign up for UK Parliament Week will be sent a free kit packed with resources, including a booklet, a ballot box, stickers, and a packet of “sow the seeds of democracy” chilli seeds.

There are tailored kits available for youth groups, primary and secondary schools.

To sign up to take part in UK Parliament Week, visit