Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach is urging her constituents to take part in a ballot that could see them watching one of the weekly highlights of the political week.

Ms Sandbach, whose constituency covers Malpas, is running a ballot for constituents to allocate two tickets for Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday, February 27.

The Conservative MP believes the ballot will provide residents an experience of how politics works on a daily basis.

“Prime Ministers Questions shows the cut and thrust of politics up close each week in the Commons," she said.

"I warmly encourage the residents of Eddisbury to enter the ballot for the chance to experience first-hand the unique atmosphere in the chamber during PMQs.”

Famous around the world, PMQs is widely regarded as the high point of the parliamentary week. Each Wednesday at noon when the House of Commons is sitting, the Prime Minister faces a grilling by members from all political parties on any issue which they wish to raise.

For the Leader of the Opposition – Jeremy Corbyn – it is their opportunity to question the Prime Minister directly across the Despatch Box.

With exchanges becoming increasingly fraught and confrontational as the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition seek to outdo each other, PMQs frequently lives up to its description as the 'bear pit' of British politics.

To enter the ballot for two tickets to watch PMQS please send the names and addresses of the two attendees to bowmanm@parliament.uk together with a contact telephone number and e-mail address.

The winner will be drawn at random and notified on Friday, February 15. The ballot is open to constituents only.

Meanwhile, Ms Sandbach was one of 17 Conservative MPs to vote for the Yvette Cooper amendment on Tuesday to delay leaving the EU in the event of leaving without a deal on March 29.

She also voted for to support an amendment, which was non-binding, that the government not leave the EU with a deal next month.

But Ms Sandbach abstained from the vote on the Sir Graham Brady amendment, which was passed, leaving Theresa May able to renegotiate her recently-defeated deal with the EU on the grounds of the Irish backstop, while the EU has said another deal will not be negotiated.