Tours of the Palace of Westminster
Permanent residents of Chelsea and Fulham can register for free tours of Parliament given by official guides. The tours take place when the Houses of Commons and Lords are not in session which means that Monday mornings and Friday afternoons tend to be the best times to visit. To enquire about availability, please email Greg’s office with your name, postal address, the number of tickets you require and the dates you are available (with as much notice as possible).
House of Commons Gallery Tickets
Constituents can request gallery tickets for House of Commons debates by contacting Greg’s office with an idea of the Departmental session they would like to attend – e.g. International Trade (where you will see Greg in action), Health or Education. The Parliamentary calendar gives details of the daily programme of debates.
Each MP gets allocated just two or three pairs of tickets to Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) each calendar year. The public gallery is very small, and there are 650 MPs to share the tickets between – which means that, unfortunately, Greg’s PMQs tickets have already been allocated for 2017.
Large scale essential works to refurbish and repair the Elizabeth Tower and Great Clock began in December 2016, which means Clock Tower tours have been suspended for an anticipated period of three years.
Greg offers the opportunity for constituents who have a keen interest in politics and the Parliamentary system to spend a few days in his Westminster office. Work experience will usually consist of a tour of the Houses of Parliament, watching debates and select committees in the Houses of Commons and Lords (subject to Parliamentary business) and seeing how Greg’s office is run.
To apply, Chelsea and Fulham constituents should email the office with their CV and a covering letter outlining why they are interested in the opportunity. Please note that you must be 16 or over, and either still be in education or recently have completed it. We try to schedule work experience during exam leave time or study weeks when the House of Commons is in session.
Greg is always happy to visit local schools – usually on a Friday – to talk to pupils about his role as an MP. Please contact his office with some potential Fridays if you are a teacher and would like to arrange this.
Alternatively, the Houses of Parliament Education Unit runs year-round programme of visits and workshops for school groups from KS2 to KS5. Booking can be arranged by calling 020 7219 4496, or clicking here to visit the Education Unit’s website.
Visits to the Parliamentary Archives can be arranged with prior notice. Please click here for further information.
If you are keen to get involved with campaigning locally, please see the Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservative Association website.