Schools Visits

Every year, MPs welcome hundreds of schoolchildren to Parliament and Derek enjoys meeting visitors from the constituency to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and about local issues.

If you would like to book a tour of the Palace of Westminster, please contact the office. Tours can be booked for groups of 20 people and repeated tours from the same school are acceptable. Unfortunately, we cannot meet travel costs. For more details, such as the best times to arrange a tour of Parliament, please visit www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/ukvisitorsPlease be aware that tours need to be booked beforehand, and can be booked up to 6 months in advance.

There are also free educational visits which, in addition to a tour of the Palace, offer children and students the chance to learn more about Parliament through interactive workshops. There is also a travel subsidy available to state schools which could cover up to 75% of your travel costs.

All bookings are made by phone, one school term in advance, on a given date. To make a booking for an educational visit, please visit www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament .