Open invitations for trips to Parliament are being sent to every household in Welwyn Hatfield.

They come from borough MP Grant Shapps who is staging his latest series of personal tours of the iconic buildings.

Evenings start with a talk and Q+A session from Grant in the little-known third Parliamentary debating chamber.

He then leads residents around Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the complex which dates back to 1097, Central Lobby, one of the voting lobbies and then into the House of Commons Chamber itself.

Along the way Grant recounts personal memories of his experience in Parliament in addition to its unique history.

He said: “It’s a great privilege to serve as Welwyn Hatfield’s Member of Parliament and it’s an honour to be able to show constituents around this extraordinary palace and to share some of the remarkable history that has taken place here over the centuries.

“I would urge anyone who has yet to do it, to please get in touch!”

Anyone interested in securing a place on a future tour please should get in touch with Grant at Coaches are arranged that arrive in Westminster at around 6.30pm before returning after the tour. There’s no charge for the tour of parliament.