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The '''Members' Lobby''' is a hallway in the [[Palace of Westminster]] used by members of the [[Parliament of the United Kingdom|UK Parliament]]. [[Members of Parliament]] may congregate here for discussions while not dealing with other business.
  
The '''Members' Lobby''' is a [[hallway]] in the [[Palace of Westminster]] used by members of the [[Parliament of the United Kingdom]]. [[Members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom|Members of Parliament]] may congregate here for discussions while not dealing with other business.
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The Lobby is situated next to the [[House of Commons]] (the lower house), close to the central lobby, and is off-limits to members of the public during voting sessions. It hosts offices of [[Government of the United Kingdom|government]] and opposition [[Whip (politics)|whips]], who are responsible for organising voting along party lines.
 
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The Lobby is situated next to the [[House of Commons of the United Kingdom|House of Commons]] (the lower house), close to the central lobby, and is off-limits to members of the public during voting sessions. It hosts offices of [[Government of the United Kingdom|government]] and opposition [[Whip (politics)#Whip_in_British_politics|whips]], who are responsible for organising voting along party lines.
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Former British [[Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|prime minister]]s are honoured with [[statue]]s and [[bust (sculpture)|bust]]s in the Lobby. For example, in [[February]] [[2007]], a [[bronze]] statue of [[Margaret Thatcher]] was unveiled, close to a bust of her [[Conservative Party of the United Kingdom|Conservative]] predecessor [[Edward Heath]].
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Former British [[Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|prime minister]]s are honoured with [[statue]]s and [[bust (sculpture)|bust]]s in the Lobby. For example, in February 2007 a bronze statue of [[Margaret Thatcher]] was unveiled, close to a bust of her [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservative]] predecessor [[Edward Heath]].
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
[[Palace of Westminster]]
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*[[House of Commons]]
 
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*[[Palace of Westminster]]
 
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.parliament.uk/works/palace.cfm Official website of the UK Parliament].
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*[http://www.londondrum.com/cityguide/houses-of-parliament.php Houses of Parliament visitor's guide].
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*''[[BBC]] News:'' [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/82554.stm Members' Lobby].
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*''UK Parliament:'' [http://www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/exhibitions/thatcher_statue.cfm Baroness Thatcher statue]. Includes official .pdf booklet.
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The Members' Lobby is a hallway in the Palace of Westminster used by members of the UK Parliament. Members of Parliament may congregate here for discussions while not dealing with other business.

The Lobby is situated next to the House of Commons (the lower house), close to the central lobby, and is off-limits to members of the public during voting sessions. It hosts offices of government and opposition whips, who are responsible for organising voting along party lines.

Former British prime ministers are honoured with statues and busts in the Lobby. For example, in February 2007 a bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher was unveiled, close to a bust of her Conservative predecessor Edward Heath.

See Also