MP offers inspirational Westminster experience

To celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday 8 March, Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is offering the opportunity for a girl or young woman in his constituency to shadow him in Parliament for the day.

The day will enable a young person to experience political life and see how Parliament works.


In  addition, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, has  agreed to host an afternoon reception during which the participants can  meet up and swap stories about their day.


The initiative is  being organised by the All Party Women in Parliament Group to support  the theme ‘Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures' on International Women's  Day.  The aim is to inspire girls or young women who are interested in  politics or taking a leading role in the community.


Interested constituents are invited to contact Mr Herbert as soon as possible by e-mail at and say why they would like to take up the offer.  The MP will select the best applicant to shadow him for the day.


Nick  Herbert commented: "I think this is a great idea and I would be  delighted if a young person would like to shadow me for the day. 


"This  particular initiative is designed to support International Women's Day,  but if there are any male applicants we will select one and find  another day for them.


"Each year we have young constituents  who do a week or so's work experience in my Parliamentary office.  It is  always a pleasure to give them this opportunity, and I think they find  it a very interesting experience."




Notes for Editors


Young people who wish to apply to shadow Nick Herbert should e-mail him as soon as possible at