Where your vote really mat­ters

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ELECTIONS -

Young vot­ers are be­ing of­fered free tours of the Houses of Par­lia­ment in a bid to get them to reg­is­ter, vote and par­tic­i­pate in the June gen­eral elec­tion.

The of­fer is open to all UK res­i­dents el­i­gi­ble to vote who are aged be­tween 18 and 24.

Vis­i­tors will dis­cover the House of Commons, House of Lords and West­min­ster Hall, and see in­side the de­bat­ing cham­bers and vot­ing lob­bies of both Houses.

At the con­clu­sion of their tour, they will be in­vited to make use of Par­lia­ment’s pop-up elec­toral reg­is­tra­tion cen­tre in West­min­ster Hall, where par­lia­men­tary staff will be on hand to pro­vide as­sis­tance with the reg­is­tra­tion process.

David Nat­zler, clerk of the House of Commons said: “We are de­lighted to wel­come 18 to 24-year-olds on free tours of Par­lia­ment in the lead up to the gen­eral elec­tion .

“We hope that young peo­ple from all over the UK will take this op­por­tu­nity to visit Par­lia­ment and play their part in the demo­cratic process as a re­sult.”

The tours are avail­able on Mon­day to Satur­day be­tween now and May 20, and Wed­nes­day to Satur­day May 25 and June 3.

Book­ing is re­quired and can be done made online , by call­ing 020 7219 4114 or in per­son from the ticket of­fice at the front of Portcullis House on Vic­to­ria Em­bank­ment.

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