Local MP and Wells Lion Tessa was delighted to welcome her fellow Lions for a tour of the Houses of Parliament this week.
After making room for Tessa on the coach up to London, the group toured both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, before having lunch in the cafe. They then watched the Speaker’s Procession at the opening of the day’s proceedings in the House of Commons, and listened to questions from MPs to Ministers from the Department of Communities and Local Government.
The visit was popular and a huge success. Tessa said:
“I love having people up to Westminster. After all it’s our Parliament, not just mine, and it’s great to be able to give local people the opportunity to visit, see how it all works at close quarters and what their MP does. Meeting with visitors is a really enjoyable part of my job.”
“I’d like to thank the Lions for letting me hitch a lift with them. It made a welcome and relaxing change from my usual Monday drive!”
Tessa encourages those who are interested in visiting Parliament to contact her Westminster office, the telephone number for which is 020 7219 4024, or click on the Parliamentary Tours part of this website for more information.