School Visits

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.

David always tries to meet visitors from the constituency to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and about local issues. The best numbers are 10-30 on each visit; repeated tours from the same school are welcome. Unfortunately, David cannot meet travel costs personally but he can help schools apply for a grant for up to 50% of the travel costs.

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.

The best day for a tour is a Tuesday when Parliament is sitting (October to July).

David also carries out a programme of school visits throughout the constituency. The visits are a good opportunity for students and teachers to talk to their MP about issues, as well as for David to see the school at work and listen to the concerns of teachers, parents and pupils.

Tours need to be booked months in advance.

Please contact us to enquire about a visit to Westminster, or if you would like to inviteĀ David to visit your school.

See http://www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament for more details.