strangers' gallery

strangers' gallery

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for public gallery
References in classic literature ?
The strangers' gallery, which was immediately above the door of the House, had been ordered to be closed on the first rumour of disturbance, and was empty; save that now and then Lord George took his seat there, for the convenience of coming to the head of the stairs which led to it, and repeating to the people what had passed within.
SIR - Along with many people I watched the debate live from the House of Commons, a place I have been fortunate to visit courtesy of many Members via the Strangers' Gallery.
Encapsulating a vast melange of historical sources, from the patently apocryphal to the most veritable historical accounts, The Strangers' Gallery is an archive unto itself.
2million, and the vultures gathered in the strangers' gallery, which doubles as a directors' box.
Two flour bombs were hurled from the Strangers' Gallery by a pair of Fathers 4 Justice campaigners.
You probably noticed how the two demonstrating dads who flung condoms filled with purple flour at the Prime Minister obtained their seats in the Strangers' Gallery thanks to a raffle.
It is ironic yesterday's major breach of security at Westminster occurred only a few weeks after a pounds 500,000 glass screen was erected in the Strangers' Gallery specifically to guard against the hurling of missiles into the Chamber.
It is ironic that the major breach of security at Westminster occurred only a few weeks after a pounds 500,000 glass screen was erected in the Strangers' Gallery specifically to guard against the hurling of missiles into the Chamber.
Last week I took my 11-year-old son Dominic to Parliament and we watched Prime Minister's Questions from the Strangers' Gallery, where the public sit on the opposite side of the Chamber.
Two flour bombs were hurled by two Fathers 4 Justice campaigners who had been admitted to the Strangers' Gallery after winning tickets in a charity raffle.
MPs recently approved the placement of a bullet-proof security screen in front of the Strangers' Gallery, which is the seating area where members of the public sit to watch proceedings in the chamber.