Every year, MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament, and I always enjoy the opportunity to help show young people from Corby & East Northamptonshire around, listen to their views, and answer their questions about my role as the local MP, and on local and national issues.
The usual format is a coach trip, arriving in London during the morning for a free walking tour of the Palace of Westminster. The best numbers are 10-30 on each visit and repeated tours from the same school are acceptable. Unfortunately, I am unable to meet travel costs.
Visits to the Palace of Westminster can also take in nearby London sights such as Tate Britain, the National Gallery, or the London Eye, before heading home. There are often free educational exhibitions in Parliament too, details for which can be found at www.parliament.uk.
I am also always delighted to visit schools in the constituency to meet with groups of students to talk about my role. These visits are a good opportunity for students and teachers to talk to me about local and national issues, as well as for me to see the school at work.
I should also stress that tours need to be booked months in advance, but please contact me to enquire about a visit to Westminster, or if you would like me to visit your school. Please also see http://www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament/ for more details.