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Green card

The House of Commons is technically open to any member of the public who wishes to meet or lobby their own Member of Parliament.

Any constituent wishing to visit their MP without making an appointment can go to central lobby and fill in a green card stating their name and the name of the member sitting for their constituency.

The card is passed to one of the attendants in the central lobby who can then contact the member concerned.

If the member can be located they will generally come along to the central lobby to talk to their constituent.

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