A coach trip of 38 constituents has visited Hyndburn MP Sara Britcliffe in Parliament.

Leaving Accrington Stanley’s Wham Stadium at 6.30am they had time to take in London attractions like St James’ Park, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, or watch debates from the House of Commons Gallery.

The tour started at 3pm, when the 38 constituents were split into groups and appraised of the history of parliament’s Central Lobby, St Stephen’s Hall and Westminster Hall, the floor of both the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well as the commons Member’s Lobby, No Lobby and the Lords' Prince’s Chamber.

Miss Britcliffe then held a one-hour Question and Answer in parliament’s Grand Committee Room.

The trip was £37 per person and covered the cost of the coach only with the tour being free.

Miss Britcliffe said: “This was my second successful coach trip and I am glad that constituents seem to be really taking to the idea.

"It is their Parliament after all, and I am just there as their representative.

“It is great to be able to show constituents what we do down in Parliament and how it works, as well as talk to them about the deep history of the place.

“For anyone interested, I will be running further trips in the future with details of how to sign up on my website.”