Visiting the Houses of Parliament
Note: As of 13 July 2016, Theresa May is the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom. David Cameron (see p. 160) resigned on 24 June after being on the losing side in the referendum on the UK's continuing membership of the EU. See the links below for news and background information on British politics.
Arnold and Molly are studying the British political system in their GCSE Citizenship class at a school in Canterbury. They are preparing a presentation on the British political system and decide to go to London for the day to visit the Houses of Parliament. Arnold and Molly write to their local Member of Parliament (MP) to ask if he could arrange a tour for them.
You can read about their visit on page 158.
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