Visiting Westminster (Schools)

Every year, MPs welcome hundreds of school pupils to Parliament. The usual format is a coach trip from the constituency, arriving in London for a tour of the Palace of Westminster amongst any other planned activity.

Ranil Jayawardena has always tried to meet visitors from the constituency to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and about local issues. The best numbers are 10-30 on each visit and repeated tours from the same school are perfectly acceptable! Unfortunately, Mr Jayawardena cannot meet travel costs.

Visits to London can also take in nearby London sights such as Tate Britain, the National Gallery or the London Eye before heading home. There are often free educational exhibitions in Parliament too (details on

The best days for tour are a Monday or Tuesday when Parliament is sitting (October to July).

In addition, Mr Jayawardena carries out a programme of school visits throughout the constituency. Past visits have proven good opportunitiesĀ for students and teachers to talk to their MP about issues, as well as for Mr Jayawardena to see the school at work.

Tours do need to be booked months in advance.

Please contact us - by email to - to enquire about a visit to Westminster, or if you would like Mr Jayawardena to visit your school.

See for more details and while you can book directly with the Education Service, please contact us in the first instance as we may be able to provide you with helpful advice!