In normal times, our MP would welcome a steady stream of schools, colleges, and various other constituency groups to Westminster.
While that is not possible at the moment, Steve Brine has come up with a special programme of events to give his constituents a visit to the House of Commons.
His new “Visit Westminster Virtually” evening’s promise a glimpse behind normally closed doors and include a Q&A session with the MP himself. The 2021 series kicked off this week (Tuesday) with a large group from the Friends of Winchester Cathedral.
Steve Brine says; "I really miss meeting groups from the constituency coming to Westminster and that is going to be the case for a little while yet.
“I hope these new virtual visits, which I see as a form of modern town hall meeting in many respect will appeal and be something constituents will enjoy.
“It was lovely to welcome the Friends for our first event. We had a lively conversation with much to discuss.”
Chair of the Friends, Bruce Parker, added; “We know our online talks and lectures have been a lifeline to some of our members during the pandemic. Steve is a great supporter of the Friends and for him to have invited us into the Palace of Westminster in this way broke new grounds. It was a delight.”
150 members of the Friends, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, logged onto the event.
If you run a local organisation, no matter how large or small, you can book your place and give your members a different experience.
Pictured; Steve Brine within the voting lobbies at the House of Commons and during the event last night.