Members of the public can visit the Houses of Parliament (also known as the Palace of Westminster) for free with their local Member of Parliament. If you are resident in Andrew's constituency, he will be delighted to welcome you to Parliament and show you around. His tour is full of fascinating information regarding the history of the buildings, how Parliament works, and what it’s like to work there day-to-day.
The UK Parliament is the oldest Parliament in the world, and its first ever meeting was convened on the current Westminster site in 1265. The buildings you see today, however, were completed in 1870, following a fire which destroyed much of the old Palace complex. These 'new' buildings (especially the interiors) are some of the most fantastic in the world, and on Andrew's tour, you will be able to view, (among other rooms), Westminster Hall, the Lords' Chamber, the Commons' Chamber, and the Queen's Robing Room.
In his 15 years as an MP, Andrew has shown over 20,000 people from Romford around the Houses of Parliament.
If you would also like to visit the Palace, you must first contact Gemma in Andrew's office on 0207 219 8499, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to request an invite. In your email request, please clearly state your name, home address, email address, and mobile telephone number(s).
We look forward to receiving your request and welcoming you to the Palace!