On Tuesday the 4th of July, we went to the Houses of Parliament. We also visited the key three houses: House of Commons, House of Lords, and House of monarchy. It was really a good experience to see where all the members of parliament went to debate for the safety and health of our country. Also many of the rooms had very strict rules in them. For instance, the Queen is not allowed to enter the House of Commons and it has been this way for a very long time. When King Charles the first entered parliament, he demanded for five MPs to be handed over so they could be arrested. Then the speaker replied that he couldn’t take the five MPs. The king was very furious with this news. Unfortunately, the king was accused of treason (which means being against the king) even though Charles was the king himself! He then got executed and from that day, none of the monarchs have ever been in the House of Commons but they are allowed in the House of Lords.
We also got to meet Meg Hillier, the MP for Hackney South & Shoreditch. We asked her lots of questions about her job, what her life was like as a child and what she wanted to be when she was a girl. She asked us what we liked and didn’t like about Hackney and told us what she was doing to improve things for us.
Nathania B – Surrey Quays