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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association launches new Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

As part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s mission to strengthen parliamentary democracy through the promotion of good governance and sharing best practice, a new Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year Awards has been launched.

The awards will be open to nominees who are current Parliamentarians* across the Commonwealth with a main Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year Award as well as three further awards for the following categories: Parliamentary Equality and Diversity Award; New Parliamentarian Award; and Parliamentarian Life-time Achievement Award.

The awards will aim to recognise and highlight inspirational and active Parliamentarians for excelling in their field and the CPA will share these case studies from amongst its membership with a wider audience. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s unique membership includes national, state, provincial and territorial Legislatures and the awards will be open to Members of the CPA’s over 180 Parliaments.

The CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg said:

“The new Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year Awards aligns to our strategic objective of promoting the values of the Commonwealth, parliamentary democracy and sustainable development to a wide audience. Through these annual awards, the CPA will recognise and highlight the invaluable contributions that Parliamentarians are making to their local communities and both nationally and internationally within the Commonwealth.”

The first award recipients will be announced at the forthcoming 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Halifax, Canada in August 2022.


Nominate a Parliamentarian

The awards are open to anyone to nominate a Member of Parliament. The closing date for nominations is 23 June 2022. 

*Nominees should be sitting Members of Parliament in a Commonwealth Legislature or have been a sitting Member of Parliament in a Commonwealth Legislature in the award period. The award can be made posthumously. Please click here for full nomination criteria.

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The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The CPA is an international community of around 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures working together to deepen the Commonwealth’s commitment to the highest standards of democratic governance.

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