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In the UK, any of several large halls in the Houses of Parliament in which MPs may meet members of the public. The verb to lobby, meaning to seek to influence a politician or public official on an issue, derives (originally in the US) from the practice of frequenting the lobby of a house of legislature to influence its members into supporting a cause.

lobby correspondent in the UK, a senior political journalist of a group receiving direct but unattributable briefings from the government.

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