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What is the Parliamentary lobby?

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 1089 views

This video discusses the Parliamentary lobby which is comprised of journalists and reporters who are granted access to the Palace of Westminster.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The evolution of the lobby and how its dimensions and unspoken rules have changed over time.
  • The access to MPs for members of the press that foster accountable government.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The purpose of the lobby.
  • The change in rules and standards for the lobby since the move to Portcullis House as the primary location to meet with MPs.
  • The lack of formality in the modern lobby fostered by a greater ease of access.
Credits

With thanks to

  • Tessa Jowell MP

Image – Members Lobby (UK Parliament-Catherine Bebbington)

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