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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.


Hoby Cartoon for May 2022
Hoby Cartoon for May 2022

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CSSC Sports and Leisure

Have you heard of the Civil Service Sports Council? It’s a fantastic organisation which supports its members with physical, financial and mental wellbeing, as well as providing hundreds of other benefits. Staff of MPs and Peers are eligible to join. See our page here for further information: https://w4mp.org/w4mp/w4mp-guides/groups-which-staff-can-join/cssc/

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Elizabeth Tower: From construction to conservation

With most of the scaffolding now removed from the Elizabeth Tower, the intricate conservation work on the exterior of the building is revealed in all its glory. On Wednesday May 4 at 1800 you can join the next of these regular talks to hear how teams of experts have been working to restore the original…

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Important date of 28 April 2022, for non-recent cases of bullying and harassment 

It has been a year since Alison Stanley wrote her 18 month independent review of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS), and 28 of her 33 recommendations have now been implemented. This is in large part due to the hard work of the ICGS team. We have created the new ICGS Hub, we are…

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Our humourous alt.guides can be found on alt.w4mp.org, along with an archive of Hoby cartoons.


“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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