Local MP for Thornbury and Yate, Luke Hall, recently welcomed a group of over 100 constituents to Westminster, to experience an in-depth tour of the Houses of Parliament and an in-person Q&A with their MP.
Setting off from the ancient surroundings of Westminster Hall, before moving on to the cavernous ceilings and towering statues of Central Lobby, the group form Yate were treated to a behind the scenes tour of Parliament.
As with every tour, along the way local residents were accompanied by the brilliantly knowledgeable Parliament tour guides. These dedicated historians, as always, did a wonderful job in telling the stories of the illustrious figures and seismic events of Westminster’s long history.
Following their tour, Luke hosted his constituents to a face-to-face Q&A in the gilded settings of one of Parliament’s most historic Committee Rooms. Here, Luke was able to discuss his journey to become an MP, his South Gloucestershire roots, the priorities facing of the local area, and his proudest achievements so far.
Luke passionately spoke of a bill he is particularly proud of which was his recent success in passing the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill. Not only did Luke explain why this was such an important issue to him, but it also meant constituents could learn about the challenges MPs face when passing transformative legislation.