Every year MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament. Tours can either be booked direct through me or you may prefer to book through the Education Service who offer a year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Visits begin with a tour of the Palace of Westminster, providing the context for learning about the work and role of Parliament. A choice of curriculum-focused workshops follows, including a question and answer session which I am very keen to attend (subject to my diary commitments at the time of your visit). Tours and workshops arranged through the Education Service are eligible for 50% of travel costs up to a maximum of £800 (accurate as of August 2017). Click here for more details. Tours need to be booked months in advance.
A ‘street’ visit to 10 Downing Street can also be arranged subject to permission being granted so please contact my Westminster office to see if we can fit this in with your visit.
Tours on their own can be booked independently through my office but unfortunately travel costs cannot be met.
Visits to London can also take in nearby London sights such as the Cabinet War Rooms, Tate Britain, the National Gallery or the London Eye before heading home. There are often free educational exhibitions in Parliament too (details on www.parliament.uk).
I try to visit schools in the constituency on a regular basis. These visits are a good opportunity for students and teachers to talk to me about issues, as well as for me to see the school at work.