London thunder storm prompts flurry of tweets from MPs

July 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

A torrential thunderstorm settled over the Houses of Parliament this afternoon, causing flooding in parts of the building.

Thunder was audible as MPs discussed Frank Field’s rebel amendment to the Finance Bill on the abolition of the 10p tax rate.

The Central Lobby is reportedly flooded.

Kerry McCarthy:

KerryMP Huge thunderstorm going on. Feels rather Gothic here in the Palace of Westminster.

KerryMPBedraggled MPs coming back from Buck Palace Garden Party. What a day for it. (No, I wasn’t there).

Tom Watson:

tom_watsonLeak inquiry? Thunder storm creates chaos in Commons committee corridor.

tom_watsonCentral lobby to Lords now closed. Floods.

Sion Simon:

sionsimonThe leaks are riduculous. They’re massive. I got soaked by a committee corridor one. Pch one is cordoned iff like a crime scene.

Tom Harris:

That was the loudest peel of thunder I’ve ever heard! Excellent

Andrew Gwynne:

Andrew_GwynneMPExcellent, the tunnel under the main road connecting Portcullis House and the old Palace is flooded. Need my waders!

And Portcullis House appears to be leaking like a seive!

Sadiq Khan:

SadiqKhanJust finished meeting in Portcullis House in Parliament, which was built in the late 1990s. The roof is leaking. Oh dear…

photo: Tom Watson


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