What is Nottingham in Parliament Day?
Nottingham in Parliament Day was a one-day take-over of Westminster on the 25th October 2016. The day was an opportunity to showcase the businesses, institutions and people that make Nottingham great.
We held events in and around the Houses of Parliament throughout the day, with high-profile speakers from the worlds of politics, business, sports and entertainment flying the flag for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Why a Nottingham in Parliament Day?
In the current climate of political uncertainty it has never been more critical for cities and regions to look to shape the political agenda, showcase our strengths and maintain our outward focus. Being able to demonstrate this in Parliament will allow Nottingham to directly influence UK policymakers and leading industry figures in London.
This is a good idea and an interesting idea. The merit of closer engagement in an exercise like this is that it gives people from Nottinghamshire, the University, the city’s businesses and other institutions a chance to get to know us, and people in Parliament a chance to get to know Nottinghamshire a bit better.
Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP
With over 40 Nottingham-themed events in and around the Palace of Westminster, it’s be hard to avoid the sense that we’ve taken over for the day! ‘Nottingham in Parliament’ day is a great way to bring in new people, new activities – and new ideas as well.
Chris Leslie MP
It’s all about persuading government that our city and region is worth investing in. About persuading people far and wide that this is a great place to live, to work, to study, to invest in. And about using all of that to improve the opportunities available to everyone who lives here.
Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham