Date and time:
Arrangements have been made to spend some time in Westminster to meet with key parliamentarians and take a tour of the Houses of Parliament. With the help of MP Catherine McKinnell’s Office a space has been booked in Committee Room 21 in the main Houses of Parliament building from 12.45 – 1.45 pm to be followed by a tour of around one hour.
The agenda will be informed by issues that have been raised by unions at the TUC regional conference this year. Because there is only an hour discussions will focus on women in politics, period poverty, sexual harassment and Female Genital Mutilation (the agenda may change slightly).
MP Paula Sheriff, MP Angela Rayner and MP Jess Phillips will also be approached and the invite will be extended to all female Northern Labour Group MPs.
Individuals will need to make their own travel arrangements to Westminster. Could you please arrange to arrive at the Houses of Parliament Visitors entrance (also known as Cromwell Green entrance - marked 8 on the map attached) at 12noon where you will need to go through airport style security. Melanie will meet attendees in Westminster Hall who will go as a group to room 21. Please note lunch is not provided.
Can you please confirm to Melanie Lowden by Friday 25th May if you will be attending, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelling by Rail and Underground
Visitors travelling on the London Underground can use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines to get to Westminster station, which is fully wheelchair accessible. Victoria, Charing Cross and Waterloo mainline stations are about 20 minutes away by foot and have connecting buses.
Buses stop near Parliament Square in Victoria Street (opposite the Houses of Parliament) and further up towards Trafalgar Square, in Whitehall. All buses in London are now wheelchair accessible.