EVERY resident of a South Gloucestershire village has been invited on a free tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall has written to all of the people living in Rangeworthy to give them an opportunity to witness first-hand how the British democratic system works.

The trip will be held on Monday, April 10, with a coach leaving from the village at 9am and heading to Westminster.

Rangeworthy residents will begin their tour in the Westminster Hall, with tour guides showing them around the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Queen’s robing rooms.

MP Luke Hall will also be taking questions and talking about his experiences as an MP.

Although the tour itself will be completely free, residents will have to cover the cost of travel at £11.50 for a return ticket, which are available to purchase behind the bar at the Rose and Crown pub in Rangeworthy.

The intention is to roll out the tour to every village in South Gloucestershire, depending on the success of the Rangeworthy trial.

Luke Hall said: “As a local man, I want to ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to visit the heart of our British democracy, and I am looking forward to welcoming local residents to Parliament.”