What an incredibly unique opportunity to go from a parliamentary campaign to the “Mother of Parliaments”, the Palace of Westminster, in one short tube ride! We took advantage of the opportunity to see things behind the scenes that would not be possible while Parliament was sitting, including the “Aye Lobby” and the “No Lobby” -and just our group were even secreted through the House of Lords library!
Amazing artwork, most of which we were not allowed to photograph — but now we’ve been to the place where modern republican democracy is often claimed to have
been born, where seismic
constitutional growing pains have been being worked out, and where the most pressing modern test of populism appears poised to continue after this general election.
True fact! The term “lobbying” originates with the lobby outside the House of Commons – where you can still queue to speak to your MP!