I am always keen to both visit schools and young people's groups (like Scouts or youth clubs) in the constituency and to welcome schools visiting Parliament to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and local issues.
My office can arrange for a tour for groups of 20 people and repeated tours from the same school or group are acceptable. Unfortunately, I cannot meet travel costs.
For more details, such as the best times to arrange a tour of Parliament, please visit www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/ukvisitors . Please be aware that tours do need to be booked months in advance.
There are also free educational visits through Parliament which, in addition to a tour of the Palace, offer children and students the chance to learn more about Parliament through interactive workshops. There is also a travel subsidy available to state schools which could cover up to 75% of your travel costs.
All bookings are made by phone, one school term in advance, on a given date. To make a booking for an educational visit, please visit www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament .
Schools and groups can also get involved with Parliament Week, which takes place this year from 6-12 November.
When you sign up you'll receive a free kit packed with resources including a Big Ben ballot box, a competitive ‘The Ayes Have It’ board game, an activity booklet and more!
You can pick and choose from the options in the booklet to tailor your UK Parliament Week activity to suit whatever time you have available and age groups you’re working with.
If you'd like me to visit your school or youth group during Parliament Week email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how I can be involved in your activities.