Visits and Events

Visits to Parliament by constituents

Visits to the Houses of Parliament by individual constituents can be organised by contacting my office up to six months in advance of the planned visit. You can also contact the Visits Office if you wish to visit within the next month. Tours are free of charge for UK residents and last around 75 minutes.

To arrange a visit simply email my office. I will always endeavour to meet visitations from the constituency to Westminster and appreciate as much notice as possible to ensure I can be available.

If your planned visit is within a month please contact the Visits Office directly for a late booking place.

School visits

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School visit to the Parliamentary Education Centre

The Parliamentary Education Centre provide an excellent service to support schools visiting Houses of Parliament.

Educational visits by schools and community groups may be eligible for subsidised transport. For Oldham West & Royton you may receive support of 50% of your travel costs up to £800 per group visit.

I will always endeavour to meet visitations from the constituency to Westminster and appreciate as much notice as possible to ensure I can be available.

Houses of Parliament, where constituents and schools can visit free of charge

Other visits to Parliament

MPs can host other visits by groups or individuals to Houses of Parliament though they are limited in number because they can take a significant amount of time to organise and facilitate properly.

No charge will ever be made or accepted for visits to the Houses of Parliament when booked through your MP although you will have to pay your own out of pocket expenses such as transport.

Constituency visits

MP’s are always keen to visit schools, community organisations, local business and events in the constituency. There isn’t a definitive list of places where MP’s can visit because they act as ambassadors for the whole constituency.

Requests may be declined if visits are requested to events or venues which are thought, in the opinion of the MP to be inappropriate.

Constituency visits will usually be arranged on Fridays and Saturdays when Parliament sits, and throughout Recess. Dates will be provided when you write in.

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Attending a coffee morning in Oldham to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support