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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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Read a welcome to the site from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons

Please see our Covid-19 page for details of support available to staff.


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Latest News

Gift vouchers and insolvency

House of Commons Library Briefing The Commons Library has produced a briefing on gift vouchers and insolvency, relating to what happens to consumers’ gift vouchers and other prepayments when a retailer becomes insolvent. You can read the summary and download the full briefing here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn06540/

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Wellbeing Hub for Members’ Staff

The Wellbeing Hub for Members’ staff can now be accessed directly from your desktop using the orange and blue icon which should now have appeared. The Wellbeing Hub brings together all resources into one place, with information on what support services are available and ideas, tools and templates to support you with your wellbeing. It is…

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Hollie Gazzard Trust and MSSS talk on personal safety

This is an event from the Wellness Working Group Wednesday 14 July 1410:00 AM – 11:00 AM Nick Gazzard from the Hollie Gazzard Trust talking to the group about Hollie’s story and the work of the Trust. He will be joined by Neil Cahalin from Member Security Services at the House to speak about available…

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Archive homepage

Archived guides can be found on the w4mp archive. They should not be relied on as expressions of current practice.

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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Hoby Cartoons for w4mp

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We started publishing monthly cartoons on the site in March 2008, commissioned from hobycartoons.com, and they are so good that we keep asking him to continue. One day we’ll publish a book of them.

You can read older cartoons on this archive page

Hoby Cartoon for July 2021
Hoby Cartoon for June 2021
Hoby Cartoon for June 2021
Hoby Cartoon for May 2021
Four panels. 1. Lu in office talking to Sir Justin 'There's been a little fuss about the flag in your recent tv interview' 2. Sir Justin POV 'there's nothing wrong in that' 3. Trey POV 'countries all over the world do it' 4. Trey POV 'It's more about the Union Jack cape you were wearing'.. Lu (voice off) 'and still seem to be'
Hoby Cartoon for April 2021
Hoby Cartoon for March 2021
Hoby Cartoon for March 2021

Hoby Cartoon
Hoby cartoon for February 2021

Hoby Cartoon for January 2021
Hoby Cartoon for January 2021

Hoby cartoon for December 2020.
Hoby Cartoon for December 2020

Hoby Cartoon for November 2020
Hoby Cartoon for November 2020

Hoby Cartoon for October 2020
Hoby Cartoon for October 2020


Hoby Cartoom
Hoby Cartoon for August 2020

See earlier cartoons on the Hoby archive page

Hoby Cartoons on w4mp

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We started publishing monthly cartoons on the site in March 2008, commissioned from hobycartoons.com, and they are so good that we keep asking him to continue. One day we’ll publish a book of them.




Hoby Cartoon for April 2020

Hoby Cartoon for April 2020


Hoby cartoon for March 2020

Hoby cartoon for March 2020


Hoby Cartoon for February 2020

Hoby Cartoon for February 2020






Hoby Cartoon for September 2019

Hoby Cartoon for September 2019

















Hoby Cartoon for May 2018

Hoby Cartoon for May 2018






Hoby Cartoon for December 2017

Hoby Cartoon for December 2017






Hoby Cartoon for July 2017

Hoby Cartoon for July 2017


Hoby Cartoon for June 2017

Hoby Cartoon for June 2017






Hoby Cartoon for January 2017

Hoby Cartoon for January 2017






Hoby Cartoon for August 2016

Hoby Cartoon for August 2016


Hoby Cartoon for July 2016

Hoby Cartoon for July 2016


Hoby Cartoon for June 2016

Hoby Cartoon for June 2016



Hoby Cartoon for April 2016

Hoby Cartoon for April 2016


This month’s cartoon was inspired by a news item we featured.

Hoby Cartoon for March 2016

Hoby Cartoon for March 2016


Hoby Cartoon for February 2016

Hoby Cartoon for February 2016


Hoby Cartoon for January 2016

Hoby Cartoon for January 2016



Hoby Cartoon for November 2015

Hoby Cartoon for November 2015


Hoby Cartoon for September 2015

Hoby Cartoon for September 2015


Hoby Cartoon for September 2015

Hoby Cartoon for September 2015


Hoby Cartoon for August 2015

Hoby Cartoon for August 2015


Hoby Cartoon for July 2015

Hoby Cartoon for July 2015




Hoby Cartoon for April 2015

Hoby Cartoon for April 2015


Hoby Cartoon for March 2015

Hoby Cartoon for March 2015


Hoby Cartoon for February 2015

Hoby Cartoon for February 2015


Hoby Cartoon for January 2015

Hoby Cartoon for January 2015


Hoby Cartoon for December 2014

Hoby Cartoon for December 2014


Hoby Cartoon for November 2014

Hoby Cartoon for November 2014


Hoby Cartoon for October 2014

Hoby Cartoon for October 2014


Hoby's Cartoon for August 2014

Hoby’s Cartoon for August 2014


Hoby Cartoon August 2014

Hoby Cartoon August 2014


Hoby's cartoon for July 2014

Hoby’s cartoon for July 2014


Hoby's Cartoon for June 2014

Hoby’s Cartoon for June 2014


Hoby Cartoon for May 2014

Hoby Cartoon for May 2014


Hoby Cartoon for April 2014

Hoby Cartoon for April 2014

(see here for more on the awards… )


Hoby Cartoon for March 2014

Hoby Cartoon for March 2014


Hoby Cartoon for February 2014

Hoby Cartoon for February 2014


Hoby Cartoon for January 2014

Hoby Cartoon for January 2014


Hoby's Cartoon for December 2013

Hoby’s Cartoon for December 2013


Hoby's Cartoon for November 2013

Hoby’s Cartoon for November 2013


Hoby's Cartoon for October 2013

Hoby’s Cartoon for October 2013


Hoby's Cartoon for September 2013

Hoby’s Cartoon for September 2013


Hoby Cartoon for August 2013

Hoby Cartoon for August 2013


Hoby Cartoon for July 2013

Hoby Cartoon for July 2013


Hoby Cartoon June 2013

Hoby Cartoon for June 2013


Hoby Cartoon for May 2013

Hoby Cartoon for May 2013


Hoby Cartoon for April 2013

Hoby Cartoon for April 2013


Hoby Cartoon for March 2013

Hoby Cartoon for March 2013

Hoby Cartoon for February 2013

Hoby Cartoon for February 2013


Hoby's Cartoon for January 2013

Hoby’s Cartoon for January 2013


Hoby 55: Twitter

Hoby’s cartoon for December 2012




You can look at the older Hoby Cartoons(be warned, it will take a while to download them all)