Working for an MP

A website for everyone working for Members of Parliament.

Working for an MP

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This is the Working for an MP website, a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works.

Members’ Staff Training: Course Schedule

If you are employed by a Member of Parliament you are eligible to attend a range of the training events. Courses take place both in Westminster on the Parliamentary Estate, and in training facilities in regional city-centre locations, so if you are constituency based there may be a course closer to home. Travel costs to training events can be met from your Members’ expenses administered by IPSA (paras 9.17 – 9.19 of IPSA’s Expenses Scheme and Guidance).

For details see w4mptrainingPlease note: courses  are specifically for Members’ staff and are not open to others. 

Today’s Featured Guide: Doing Research in an MP’s Office

Ivan Lewis MP constituency office, Prestwich

The job of a Researcher varies widely from office to office and although it is the job that the majority of new people coming into parliament want to do; very few know what it actually entails.

You very rarely have just one project to research and quite often need to be able to juggle a number of pieces of work, on a variety of topics, with differing deadlines. This guide will look at the sort of work a researcher undertakes and what sources you can use to find the information you need.

Read: Doing Research in an MP’s Office

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Getting in Touch

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What Can w4mp Do For You?

We’ve commissioned a short video that explains what w4mp offers. Please feel free to share/embed it.

Introducing w4mp on Vimeo.

A brief overview of the w4mp website


Coming Up

Monthly Cartoon and alt.guides

Hoby 54: Guy Fawkes

Hoby Cartoon

Parliament is a serious place, and the Palace of Westminster and constituency offices are filled with hard-working, dedicated professionals engaged in the important business of running the country.  Yet even the most committed need time for rest and recuperation, space to kick back and unwind, and opportunities to take a sideways look at their workplace, employers and even their political masters. Our alt.guides offer a sidelong view of life working for an MP, and include a monthly cartoon from Hoby.

Important Information about Safety and Security

The latest version of the Members’ Personal Safety Leaflet is now available on the intranet. This is not just for Members; it’s vital that their staff read it as well.  W4MP can’t emphasise strongly enough the importance of your reading this and taking appropriate action. Whether you work at Westminster or in the constituency you should read this. Click here for the link to the introductory page on Personal Safety on the intranet.