Local MP Luke Hall welcomed 100 Thornbury residents to the Houses of parliament, on Tuesday 16th April.
The trips are part of Luke’s commitment to provide constituents from across South Gloucestershire with the opportunity to visit the heart of British Democracy.
Luke organised a coach to leave from Thornbury and take residents straight to Parliament. The visitors were given a guided tour around Parliament, visiting both the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They also had the opportunity to explore the lesser-known parts of Parliament, such as the Queens Robing Room, the Royal Art Gallery and St Stephen’s Hall.
The tour concluded with a talk by Luke in one of the Parliamentary committee rooms, where the finer details of legislation are normally discussed. Residents then had the opportunity to quiz Luke on a range of issues, both national and local.
Thornbury resident Patrick Morrissey said: “Very enjoyable day yesterday. The trip through Parliament was absolutely fascinating especially the little bits like seeing the lobbies and having the procedures explained. I’m so glad I went. It was very good of Luke to take the time with the Q&A and he was refreshingly down to earth.”
Luke Hall said “Good issues were raised from housing, the JSP, and Brexit. The most enjoyable part is having the opportunity to speak to residents around the issues they care about, listening to them and seeing how we as a community can tackle them head on. I hope to offer more residents the opportunity to visit Parliament tin the months ahead. If any constituents are eager to attend one of these tours then I encourage them to get in touch with my office.”