A group of Girl Guides from Wrexham was treated to a trip to the Houses of Parliament earlier this month.

The Acton and Marford Girlguides were taken on the trip on June 2 by Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton.

During their trip, the Guides were given a full tour of the historic Palace of Westminster where they also had the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of Parliament.

They had the chance to quiz Mrs Atherton about her day-to-day work as the MP for Wrexham and to discuss issues with her such as the city centre, green spaces, and litter picking. 

Hayley Allen, Leader of the 1st Acton Guides, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Sarah Atherton MP and her fantastic team for hosting us in Parliament on Friday.

“The visit gave the girls a sneak peek into the running of Parliament and allowed us to explore the history of the building itself. 

“We very much appreciated it and would recommend other groups to get in touch for the chance to go! Thanks again from the leaders at 1st Acton Guides and Marford Guides.”


Sarah Atherton MP said: “It was fantastic to see how engaged the Acton and Marford Guides were with our Parliamentary democracy – as well as rallying behind Wrexham!

“The Guides particularly enjoyed the section of their tour with my team where they learnt about Guy Fawkes and his punishment for being caught – no gory details spared! And of course, it’s always good to share some of the quirky rules and peculiarities of life in Parliament.

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome constituents and community groups from Wrexham to Westminster. If you would like to visit Parliament, please do not hesitate to get in touch!”

Sarah Atherton’s office offers free tours of Parliament to constituents, schools, local community groups, and charities. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please can get in touch by email at sarah.atherton.mp@parliament.uk.