Our branch is considering having a trip to Westminster, to see first hand where the 56 SNP MPs are making their mark. City of Stirling Branch Political Education Officer Susan McGill shares the following information:
The following details are to give a rough idea of timings and costs of a 3 day trip to London.
- Our MP may be able to arrange a tour around House of Commons and perhaps ticket to PMQ, but we will need to wait until the next session of Parliament to arrange this.
- It would be helpful if you could give an indication if you are interested in signing up to this trip.
- All monies for travel and accommodation would need to be paid prior to any bookings being made.
I’ve given some prices as a ROUGH guide looking at return flights, transfer from airport to London, and accommodation – if booked sufficiently in advance. This example is based on travelling – leaving 3rd December – return 6th December – 3 nights.
Easyjet – Edinburgh-Stansted £52 return – per person
Train – Stansted to Liverpool Street Station £38 per person
Waterloo Travelodge – twin/double room £261 based on 2 people sharing
Liverpool Street Travelodge – twin/double room £269 based on 2 people sharing
Travel within London
Oyster Card – £5 to buy Oyster Card then you put money on for travel on Underground or bus
If 2 people are going and are sharing a room the ROUGH cost of travel and accommodation for 3 nights would be £225.50 (flights, transfer, accommodation, purchase of Oyster card). What is not included:
- Travel to and from Edinburgh airport
- Travel within London
- Travel Insurance
If you wish to join this trip dates will be discussed depending on the availability of activities in Westminster – to be advised by Steven Paterson MP. If you’re interested, please let Susan know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, giving: your name, phone number, whether or not you mind sharing a room and whether you have photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence).