Mansfield and Warsop MP Ben Bradley yesterday welcomed a group of his constituents to Parliament and Downing Street. The group consisted of 40 people who all travelled down to London from Mansfield early on Monday morning on a bus organised by Ben and his team.
During the trip, constituents enjoyed a tour of Parliament that Ben had arranged. The Visitor Tour Route includes the Chambers of both Houses, the State Rooms in the House of Lords, Central Lobby, St Stephen’s Hall and Westminster Hall.
Following the tour, Ben then held a Q&A session in one of Parliament’s committee rooms. During the session, the Mansfield MP answered questions on a range of issues from roads to education. Ofsted reports of local schools were also a key issue for constituents. The upcoming council and mayoral elections were discussed alongside a number of issues and frustrations that people had with Mansfield District Council.
Once the Q&A session had concluded, the group then moved on to Downing Street where they were able to take some photos outside the famous Number 10 door.
Commenting, Ben Bradley stated:
‘I thoroughly enjoyed welcoming a group of constituents to Parliament. We used to run these trips before Covid hit and I have been wanting to get them back up and running.’
‘I have always been enthusiastic about engaging as many people as possible with politics and these trips are the perfect way to do that. Not only do people get to learn about some of the amazing history our Parliament has to offer, but they also get the opportunity to get their questions answered or raise any concerns they have about local or national politics.
‘It was also brilliant to end the trip with a visit to Downing Street so people could get some photos in front of the iconic door we have all seen on the news.’
‘Since the trip, we have received a number of messages from people saying how much they enjoyed the day so if you are interested in coming on a future one, please do get in touch with my office at firstname.lastname@example.org’