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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, or find out about the help and advice available to staff from the House of Commons, including the IGCS Behaviour Code.

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Hoby Cartoon for September 2021
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Visit the Members’ Services Fair from 18-22 October 2021

The Members’ Services Fair is an opportunity for Members and their staff to find out more about the full range of support, services and facilities provided by the House Service and the work of different teams across Parliament. A series of talks and panel discussions will be held in the Macmillan Room on Monday 18…

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Call for Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellows 2021-22

READ HERE for the full call for fellows. https://balfourproject.org/bp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Call-for-Balfour-Project.pdf The Balfour Project intends to appoint up to twenty Peace Advocacy Fellows for the academicyear 2021-22. If you are a post-graduate or final year undergraduate student with an interest in the the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, you are welcome to apply. The selected fellows will be paid a…

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Forthcoming drop-in Q&A sessions

The Members Services Team have some drop-in Q&A Sessions coming up: Creating a safe workspace for Members’ staff, 10 September 10-11am – https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?f=1979   Members’ staff training, 14 September 2-3pm – https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/notification/index.php?update=4665   Workplace adjustments and the IPSA Disability Fund, 8 October 10-11am https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=4627   Stress Awareness (with Mind) and Movember, 2 November 10-11am –…

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“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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