What’s happening during the #CutTheCosts Westminster lobby?

Monday 07-12-2015 - 16:22

Students from across the UK are meeting their MPs in parliament on Tuesday 8 December, calling for politicians to take action to #CutTheCosts they face and tackle the growing crisis of student debt. Here’s a summary of what’s happening and what your SU can do to support the lobby.

There are a number of ways in which your students’ union can support the lobby. We’ve produced a handy campaign briefing - which details what you can do before, during and after the lobby, and the main campaign asks - which is available to download here.

There's also plenty more happening between Monday 7 - Friday 11 December as part of our #CutTheCosts Week of Action

So, what’s happening during lobby day?




11.00am – 1.00pm


Registration of lobbyists and rolling lobby briefings

During this time stewards will be available to support students to prepare for their meetings with MPs also the issue briefings provided. Please note that lobbying of MPs is not permitted before 11am.

11.00am - 12.00pm: Lobbyists based in London or the South East

12.00-1.00pm: Lobbyists based outside London


11.00am – 12.00pm: Committee Room 14

12.00 – 1.00pm: Committee Room 10


12.00 – 2.00pm


Escorts to Central Lobby/Portcullis House

Stewards to take lobbyists in small groups to either Central Lobby or Portcullis House (depending on where their MP meetings have been arranged).

Students who do not have pre-arranged appointments will be directed to Central Lobby to ‘green card’ their MP.

Committee Room 10 to either Central Lobby or Portcullis House


12.30 – 4.00pm


Lobby of parliament

Students to lobby their MPs at arranged locations or green card at desk in Central Lobby

Central Lobby, House of Commons, and Portcullis House


2.30 – 15.30pm


Speakers & Q&A 

A chance to hear from our speakers, including; Megan Dunn, Luciana Berger MP, Paul Blomfield MP, Gloria De Piero MP, Angela Eagle MP, Caroline Lucas MP, John McDonnell MP, John Pugh MP, Tom Rock (Chair of BMA Medical Students Finance Committee), Wes Streeting MP, Hywel Williams MP, Iain Wright MP

more information can be found here:

Committee Room 14


4.30pm onwards


Post-lobby party



Darkroom SU Bar, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB



Not attending the lobby?

If you’re not able to attend the lobby but still want to help support the day, then there are still a number of ways you can do so;

Follow the action from the #CutTheCosts Westminister on Twitter using the #CutTheCosts hashtag



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