The Parliamentarian 2016 Issue Three

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The CPA Secretary-General Mr Akbar Khan visited the CPA Northern Ireland Branch at the invitation of the Branch Chair Jo-Anne Dobson MLA. During his visit to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the SecretaryGeneral met with the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Robin Newton MLA, who is also the President of the CPA Northern Ireland Branch at the Parliament Buildings (top right) before meeting with Members of the CPA Northern Ireland Executive Committee (top) and other Members of the Assembly. The CPA Secretary-General also visited two local schools in Northern Ireland - Lurgan College (above right) and Dromore Central Primary School (above) - as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of Commonwealth schools and universities. The Secretary-General was accompanied by Jo-Anne Dobson MLA, Chair of the Northern Ireland CPA Branch to Lurgan College and by Brenda Hale MLA, Member of the CPA Northern Ireland Executive Committee on the visit to Dromore Central Primary School.

Centre right: The CPA Secretary-General Mr Akbar Khan and UK Member of Parliament, Dr Tania Mathias MP (centre) visited Twickenham Prep School in South West London as part of the CPA Roadshows tour of schools and universities across the Commonwealth. Right: The CPA Roadshow for young people visited Ursuline High School in Wimbledon, London, UK with an event for local students. The CPA Roadshow about the Commonwealth, parliament and democracy heard from local UK Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, Mr Stephen Hammond MP who spoke about his role as an MP as well as Arlene Bussette and Anna Schuesterl from the CPA Secretariat who spoke about the Commonwealth and the CPA.

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