Mid Derbyshire MP meets group on British Council leadership programme

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham addressed a group from the Active Citizens social leadership programme in Parliament on Monday, February 5.
Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham addressed a group from the Active Citizens social leadership programme in Parliament on Monday, February 5.

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham met a new generation of aspiring interational leaders in Parliament this week.

On Monday, February 5, she addressed a group from the Active Citizens social leadership programme run by the British Council.

Pauline said: “It was great to meet and speak with such an interesting group of people involved in important social action projects across the globe.

“I took the opportunity to speak of my experience of participating in a social action projects in Uganda and Rwanda, and my role on the International Development Select Committee.”

Active Citizens promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development, by bringing people with different beliefs and perspectives together to learn from and share with each other.

In a lively discussion, Pauline also spoke about her experiences in Parliament and a number of issues in relation to current affairs, including women’s empowerment, UK aid spending overseas and healthcare.

She said: “I received a number of challenging questions, particularly those concerned with issues relating to democracy. It led me to reflect on my experiences as a woman in politics.”

To learn more about the progrramme, visit www.britishcouncil.org/active-citizens.