IN a year packed with milestone anniversaries Bury North MP James Frith is urging residents to play their part in the country's democracy and get involved with UK Parliament Week.

The event is a UK-wide festival which runs from November 12 to 18 and aims to engage and empower people, especially those who are younger and from different backgrounds and communities.

It has been organised to celebrate many of the milestones in UK history celebrating their centenaries this year, including votes for women.

This year more than 7,000 Parliament Week events have been registered, and over 500,000 are expected to participate, with groups taking part including Scouts and Girlguides.

Mr Frith said: “I welcome the involvement of people in Bury during UK Parliament Week 2018. I am determined to ensure that our voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy, and I’m excited to see so many schools, Girlguides, Scouts and local groups taking part.”