Every year MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament. The usual format is a coach trip, arriving in London during the morning for a free walking tour of the Palace of Westminster with an excellent tour guide.
Julian endeavours to meet as many school groups from the constituency as he can, to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and Minister, and about local and national issues facing our country. From past experience, the best numbers are 10-30 on each visit although more can be accomodated. Some schools may be eligible for a transport subsidy. In order to check, please click on the link here. Please also note that tours need to be booked several weeks or months in advance due to demand.
Visits to London can also take in nearby London sights such as 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).
The best day for a tour is a Monday when Parliament is sitting (October to July).
Julian Brazier also carries out a programme of school visits as MP throughout the constituency. The visits were a good opportunity for students and teachers to talk to their MP about issues, as well as for Julian to see the school at work.
Please contact us to enquire about a visit to Westminster, or if you would like Julian to visit the school.
See http://www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament/ for more details