Westminster closes to public in wake of Manchester attack


The Palace of Westminster will be closed to the public as the national security threat level remains critical following the Manchester Arena attack.

All public tours of parliament have been cancelled with immediate effect and any pre-planned events and banquets will no longer go ahead.

A statement on the Parliament website states: “In light of the tragic events in Manchester and the Prime Minister’s announcement raising the national security threat level to critical, the police have advised that the Palace of Westminster should be closed to non-passholders today, Wednesday 24 May.”

The Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace has also been cancelled as police officers are redeployed in the wake of the attack.


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