MST East Midlands Roadshows – Nottingham (29 November) and Peterborough (30 November) 


The Members’ Services Team (MST) are hosting a twin-centre East Midlands Roadshow this November. The events will take place in Nottingham on Wednesday 29 November, 10am – 4pm (Belgrave Rooms, NG1 5LB) and Peterborough on Thursday 30 November, 10am – 4pm (Weston Homes Stadium, PE2 8AL).  

The agenda will focus on preparing for the next general election including guidance around the dissolution period and the impact of the boundary change review. Representatives from IPSA and House services will attend to answer questions and talk about the support they will provide during the general election period.  Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. A finalised agenda for the event will be circulated closer to the time.  

To register to attend the upcoming roadshows, please fill in this form, where you can also see the current agenda. 

Understanding men and gender equity – A ParliGender event with Movember 


Time: 13:30 to 14:30
Date: Thursday 16 November 2023
Location: Online – via Teams

In this event, Sarah Sternberg, Global Masculinities Lead at Movember Foundation, will talk about:

  • Why when we talk about gender, we should be talking about boys and men (as well as girls, women and other genders).
  • Some areas of gender inequity that impact boys and men, with a focus on mental health and help-seeking.
  • What we’ve learned in 20 years at Movember about supporting men’s mental health.

Sarah Sternberg holds an MSc in Sociology and Gender Studies from LSE and has been working in gender equity in international development and health for the last 10 years. She is currently leading an initiative exploring masculinities online, and the role of influencers on young men’s mental health.

If you’d like a calendar invitation to attend this event, please email  


Movember, the month formerly known as November, is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.

Women in Westminster – Nominations are now open


Nominations are now open for Women in Westminster 2024!

There are so many talented women in Westminster who often go unrecognised. We are therefore calling on you to nominate any woman currently working in Westminster or across the supporting sectors that you believe has made an impact on politics or public life in the past year. These women could be, but are not limited to, parliamentarians, journalists, civil servants, activists, think tankers or public affairs professionals.

Submit your nomination here!

Disability History Month


Disability History Month takes place from 16 November to 16 December 2023. You can read more about it here:

The Parliamentary Education Unit has several resources for teachers:

Life Peers’ Stories: A Conversation with Baroness Grey-Thompson:

Disability History Month illustrated book – a free eBook:

Disability History Booklet:

Learning about disability legislation:

How to redact documents easily using the Apple Mac Preview App


Sometimes, it is necessary to redact documents before sending them out, and many offices resort to printing out the document and getting busy with a black marker pen, before copying or scanning in the document.

However, if you have an Apple Mac, then the in-built Preview app has a redaction tool which is really easy to use.

Simply open your document in Preview, click Tools >> Redact and then select the text or image you wish to redact. Save and then close the document, and that’s it.

Once you have closed the document, the redaction cannot be undone.



Exclusive webinar for MPs’ staff

  • Boosting financial wellbeing one step at a time
  • A free MoneyHelper webinar for MPs’ staff
  • Monday 6 November, 14.00-15.00
  • Register and more details

During Talk Money Week, MoneyHelper (brought to you by the Money and Pensions Service) is hosting an exclusive webinar to support MP’s staff to have better conversations with constituents about money. Our financial wellbeing experts will help you:

  • Discover how to navigate conversations about money.
  • Learn how MoneyHelper can assist with your constituents’ queries on issues like housing, money, debt, and pensions.
  • Empower your constituents with tools to help enhance their financial wellbeing.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to an MP’s office, the free MoneyHelper webinar will help you guide your constituents to make more informed financial decisions. Secure your spot and register today!

Israel terror attacks: compensation for victims


How to apply for compensation if you were a victim of the terrorist attacks in Israel starting on 7 October 2023.

The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs has designated the attacks in Israel starting from, but not limited to, 7 October 2023 as acts of terrorism. 

Claimants can apply directly and do not need to go through their MP, solicitor or any paid representatives.

Please see the Government website for information:

ParliAble panel discussion for World Mental Health Day


1pm today.

Today (10th October) is World Mental Health Day

ParliAble, one of the fantastic Workplace Equality Networks in Parliament is hosting a panel discussion event to mark this important campaign. Details below!

Join us online for an exciting panel for World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October at 1pm.

The panel is chaired by Dixsha Patel, ParliAble Treasurer. It will include personal experience of mental health, two wonderful keynote speakers from NHS occupational psychologist and finally joined by Samuel from the parliamentary health and wellbeing service.

To join the meeting, please email