“The signatories of this letter have one thing in common. We have personally experienced, or seen first-hand, bullying or harassment by members of parliament go unchallenged... Westminster's open secret - a minority of parliamentarians have been allowed to get away with this behaviour for years.”
The damning words of an open letter from House of Commons staff.
But, if truth be told, it cannot be surprising that bullying is rife at Westminster when so many of us who are involved in politics have witnessed bullying behaviour at every level.
Join the Young Fabians to discuss what on earth is going on, and what we can do to build a better environment at all levels of politics.
Dr Hannah White - Now the Director of Research at the Institute of Government, Dr White is herself a former House of Commons clerk, and has written extensively on bullying and harassment in Westminster and how things can be improved
Ria Bernard - As YF Chair for this last year, and as a former Chair of London Young Labour, Ria will be sharing her thoughts based on her experiences on youth politics
Chair: Kyalo Burt-Fulcher
Each speaker will give a short speech, followed by an interactive discussion between all attendees.
Palace of Westminster
London SW1A 0AA
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