Visit Parliament

Houses_of_parliament_overall_arp.jpgYou're very welcome to visit Wes in Parliament and there are a number of reasons why you may wish to do so.

Speak to Wes about an issue in Parliament

There may be something coming up for decision in Westminster where you may want to 'lobby' Wes as your MP. The term 'lobby' finds its roots in the gathering of MPs and Lords in the hallways ('lobbies') of Parliament before and after parliamentary debates where members of the public can meet their representatives.

It's always best to book an appointment with Wes before heading to Westminster, by contacting the office. You may find it even easier to visit one of Wes's local surgeries. It is possible to turn up to Central Lobby and fill in a 'green card' to see your MP, but there is no guarantee that he will be able to see you if he's involved in a debate, committee meeting or other event in Parliament.

Tours of Parliament and Big Ben

Guided tours of the Palace of Westminster can be booked for you through the Central Tours Office of the Palace of Westminster. These tours are very popular and if you are planning a visit please give as much notice and flexibility as possible. Tours start every 5 minutes and last for approximately 75 minutes.

Guided tours of the Elizabeth Tower (the clock tower housing Big Ben) take place at 9.15am, 11.15am and 2.15pm every Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays), with a maximum number of 16 visitors per tour. These tours are very popular and if you are planning a visit please give as much notice and flexibility as possible. Tours of the tower are free and are open to UK permanent residents. All visitors must provide personal information for security vetting prior to the tour date. Any personal information will of course be treated with the strictest confidence at all times. Failure to provide this information in advance will regrettably result in access being refused. Full guidance can be found here.

To arrange a visit, please contact Wes Streeting's office.

School visits

Wes is very happy to host visits from local primary and secondary school visits to support learning and inspire young people to take an interest in democracy, politics and civil society. The Parliament Education Service has some great online resources and can organise visits with direct links to the national curriculum.

You can book tours directly with the Parliament Education Service, but please do contact Wes Streeting's office if you need any assistance at all.

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