The Working for an MP website is a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works. You can read about the site’s history, or get in touch with suggestions or feedback.

Whether you’ve been in the job for more elections than you can recall, or are new to working for an MP, welcome – this site is here for you.  A good starting point is  our Library of guides and information.

Latest News

New edition of HMRC Booklet

The booklet ‘Help for you and your constituents’, which offers MPs advice and contacts for working with HM Revenue and Customs, has been updated. If you have a copy, or would like one, please email us at from your Parliamentary email address.  

POSTnote: Addressing Islamic Extremism

    The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has recently published a POSTnote on Addressing Islamic Extremism which looks at Islamic extremism, radicalisation and deradicalisation, and the policy responses to violent and non-violent extremism. Tell POST what you think If you wish to leave feedback on any of POST publications, please complete this short survey, which will provide them with valuable feedback for future publications.

Staff seminars fully booked

We’ve listed some staff seminars on our listings page.  Three of the advertised sessions are now full up. “Working on how to support an All-Party Parliamentary Group” on Tuesday 7 June “Keeping on the right side of the rules” on Wednesday 15 June AND Tuesday 28 June

RESOLVED: Outlook and Mobile Device Problems – Monday 16 May

10:50am – The problems with Outlook and mobile device connections have now been resolved. 9:15 am – You may be experiencing some problems with Outlook and mobile device connections to the email service this morning. PDS are working on it, and will get it up and running properly as soon as possible. In the meantime, you should be able to access email and calendar facilities via the web browser at

New guides to Internships

We have published two new guides to internships, one for people who would like to work as an intern in an MP’s office, the other for those lucky people who get to manage them once they’re in place Both are available in The Library Managing an Internship in Your Office Working as an Intern

“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely”
John Crace, The  Guardian, 14 May 2015

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