PMQs - a ballot for local people

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine is inviting constituents who would like to visit Parliament and watch Prime Minister's Question Time to contact him.

In line with all MPs, Steve receives just three confirmed pairs of tickets each calendar year.  To ensure absolute fairness, he holds a ballot three weeks before each date which is drawn from all received entries.

The key dates you need for 2012 are:

 

PMQs on Wednesday 21st March - entries received up to and including 17:00 on 29th February will be entered into the draw.  The lucky winners will be notified on 1st March by email.  At the same time, all those unsuccessful entries will be notified (by email) and asked if they wish to remain in the ballot for the next available session of PMQs in July. This is a special session as the winners will be able to stay behind and take in George Osbourne's Budget.  [NOW CLOSED]

 

PMQs on Wednesday 11th July - entries received up to and including 17:00 on 20th June will be entered into the draw.  The lucky winners will be notified on 21st June by email.  At the same time, all those unsuccessful entries will be notified (by email) and asked if they wish to remain in the ballot for the next available session of PMQs in December. [NOW CLOSED]

 

PMQs on Wednesday 19th December - a great way to combine PMQs with Christmas shopping in the best capital city in the world.  Entries received up to and including 17:00 on 28th November will be entered into the draw.  The lucky winners will be notified on 29th November by email.  At the same time, all those unsuccessful entries will be notified (by email) and asked if they wish to remain in the ballot for the 2013 sessions of PMQs which are announced on this page before the year-end.

If you live in Steve's Winchester & Chandler’s Ford constituency and would like to be entered into the draw for the above dates please either email or write to him (as below) noting your full address and telephone number.

Steve says; “Members of Parliament receive a very limited allocation each year to watch PMQs and I am keen to see mine are used by local people who want to come and watch Parliament in action in a way that is fair and transparent.  2012 promises to be a busy and fascinating year in Parliament so I can promise a really interesting trip to Westminster if you are successful."

Constituents should email steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk or write to Steve Brine MP, 9 Stockbridge Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6RN.

 

Pictured; Steve Brine on his feet in the House of Commons asking the Prime Minister a question.

 

Please note: from time to time, the Prime Minister is out of the country on official business (eg; at a foreign summit) and it is usual practice for either the Deputy Prime Minister or Deputy Conservative Party leader to stand in on those rare occasions.