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.
Good news for those who work remotely – the Parliamentary voicemail system has always sent a ‘new voicemail’ notification by email, but now it also attaches an audio file of the message. This means you don’t have to proactively log into the voicemail system several times a day to check the messages – they will be delivered straight to your Member’s inbox as they arrive.
HMRC is trialling extended opening hours for the MP’s Tax Credit hotline. It will now run from 8am to 6pm and you can find the number on our hotlines list (intranet only)
There are still available places for the essential Writing Skills course offered in Scotland on 20 September for MP staff. If you would like to attend just click on the highlighted course name below and it will take you directly to the course booking page provided that you are already logged in to the Parliamentary network. Alternatively contact the Commons Learning and Development team Places on these courses are free for staff and travel expenses can be reclaimed via IPSA. GLASGOW 20-Sept 10:00-…
The proposals to refurbish the Palace of Westminster from the Restoration and Renewal Programme have received extensive media coverage, with Metro reporting: “MPs could be forced to move out of the Houses of Parliament for six years while the buildings undergo major renovations. The Palace of Westminster faces an ‘impending crisis’ and is at risk of a ‘catastrophic event’, MPs and peers have warned.” This in turn led to a rash of petitions calling for Parliament to be permanently located out of London, such as this one…
Today we publish the one hundredth cartoon drawn for w4mp by the talented Hoby, and we’ve pulled together ten of the best to commemorate this important milestone. Each month we’ve glimpsed the inner workings of Parliament, and been shocked, awed and occasionally deeply embarrassed by what we’ve found. Onward to the next century!
“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