Councillors Pamela Ward Pearce and Cruyff Buckley will depart the Island on Thursday, 3 November 2016, to attend the annual CPA 65th Westminster Seminar, on Parliamentary Practice & Procedure, which will run from Monday 21 November to Friday 25 November 2016, at the Houses of Parliament in London.

The aim of the 65th Westminster Seminar is to strengthen the knowledge, skills and confidence of first term members of Parliament and newly-appointed Clerks from the Commonwealth in the core aspects of their work of parliamentary practice and procedure, within a Westminster framework.

Both Councillors will attend various sessions, including:

  • Role of a Committee Member
  • The Accountable Parliament: Parliament Ethics & Standards
  • A Parliament for All: Ensuring Equality and Good Working Environment
  • Working Parliament – Observing the UK Parliament in Action
  • The Role of the Media

Councillor Ward Pearce will return to St Helena on Tuesday, 6 December 2016.

Councillor Buckley will remain in the UK to attend the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 35th Small Branches Conference from 12-17 December 2016. The overall theme of this conference is ‘A collaborative Commonwealth: Unity, Diversity & Common Challenges’.

Further details will follow nearer the time.



1 November 2016



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