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Last day to enter Prospect awards for staff

Today – Sept 16th – is the last day to enter the Parliamentary Staff Awards which ‘recognise the dedicated staff behind each and every MP and peer and the work they do to support parliamentary and constituency engagement’ More details here https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/sponsored/parliamentary-staff-awards-2021-qa

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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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Constituency casework: asylum, immigration and nationality

Members of Parliament handle a high volume of immigration, nationality and asylum enquiries from constituents. The Commons Library has produced a briefing which provides a brief overview of the UK’s immigration and asylum system and basic British nationality law. It also outlines the legal restrictions on giving immigration advice, gives some suggestions on handling constituents’…

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Please don’t share the MP Hotlines with members of the public

w4mp has been asked to remind all MPs and their staff to be careful not to disclose any of the MP Hotlines details to constituents, as they can only deal with MPs and their staff. It’s very easy to pass on these details inadvertently, especially when forwarding emails, so do check that the hotline details…

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Afghanistan – information for constituents seeking help

MPs’ offices are receiving a large number of requests for assistance from constituents with relatives, friends and colleagues stranded in Afghanistan. In order to help your MP to assist you in the most efficient way, please read this quick guide: https://w4mp.org/w4mp/w4mp-guides/in-the-constituency/casework-guides/issue-by-issue/afghanistan/

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House of Commons Library Research Briefings on Afghanistan

Parliament has been recalled on Wednesday 18 August 2021 to debate the situation in Afghanistan. You can find relevant Commons Library research and analysis on the Commons Library website here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/type/research-briefing/ Please note that the situation in Afghanistan is fast moving and briefings should be read as correct at the time of publication.

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Hotlines list updated 18 August 2021

With the developing situation in Afghanistan, we have been updating the hotlines list as soon as we have received further contact information and useful links, so please do keep checking back to the list online. If you have any useful contacts or information that are not on our list, please do let us know. Please…

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Contacting your MP about the situation in Afghanistan

We are all deeply affected by the situation in Afghanistan and the human tragedy that we are seeing.  All MPs and their staff understand that constituents are extremely anxious about their friends and relatives in Afghanistan and want to do all they can to help them. Every MP is trying to help a lot of…

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