A Day at Westminster

By Jason Cherry, Advocacy Co-Ordinator at Advocacy Focus

In March I had the amazing opportunity to join Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn, in Westminster. A very early start but well worth it.

I arrived in London and after visiting all the usual tourist attractions, I went to meet Sara and her team at Westminster. Here, I had a tour of Westminster Hall, The House of Commons, where I stood, where the PM stands and The Houses of Parliament. I even went into The Chapel of St Mary’s where Emily Davison hid (Google her…. girl power before the Spice Girls!). What a beautiful hidden church and on set days they hold services there.

Westminster Hall is steeped in history. The most recent is a plaque of where Queen Elizabeth II lay in state, not to mention plaques for where Nelson Mandella and Winston Churchill stood.

I was lucky enough to take part in a Question-and-Answer session held in one of the committee rooms off Westminster Hall, I even saw Jeremy Corbyn!

I finished on The Terrace with Sara and her lovely team, where I took the opportunity to have a photo.

What a fantastic day and a fabulous experience.

Thank you to Sara and her team for an unforgettable trip.

Thank you to Advocacy Focus for believing in me and for being a very inclusive place to work.

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