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House of Commons Media Relations Team

The House of Commons Media Relations Team handles media enquiries related to Chamber business and procedure, as well as corporate issues related to the House of Commons. The team also deal with commercial filming requests and oversee the House of Commons' photography and stock footage library.

Weekly business update

View what's coming up in the week ahead with the weekly bulletin from House of Common's media team.

Images and video
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The House of Commons has a wide range of audio-visual material available including photography of key Chamber business and House activity, as well as a set of stock footage from locations across the House of Commons.

Latest press releases

Read the latest press releases and news stories from the House of Commons media relations team.

Media guidance and resources
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The rules around filming, photography and access, as well details on the process for applying for a press pass.

Useful links for journalists
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A one-stop-shop for journalists with links to the House of Commons library research pages, Hansard, upcoming business, guide to MPs, and guide to procudere.

Watch Parliament Live
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Follow proceedings from the House of Commons, House of Lords, Select Committees and General Committees

About the House of Commons media team

Free, fair and unhindered coverage of political and parliamentary proceedings is a hallmark of a democracy. In recognition of this, the House of Commons supports the work of the media and provides access, facilities and information to the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

The Press Gallery has been a part of the Parliamentary Community since the early 19th century and is now made up of over 300 representatives of newspaper, online, wire, radio and television journalists from national, regional and international news outlets.


Contact the Commons Media Relations Team

Journalists can email the House of Commons Media Relations Team or call the enquiry line on 0207 219 0969.

The enquiry line is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. During recess the enquiry line is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The voicemail gives details of the number to call in case of urgent out-of-hours media enquiries.