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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.

Coronavirus – latest update for staff

For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub

The 2 June update from the Cabinet Office can be found here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2020/march/an-update-from-the-cabinet-office-for-members/ and includes links to previous Q&A packs.

The Coronavirus information hub includes information for staff of both Houses, Members and Members’ staff on the following:

  • up-to-date guidance from Public Health England
  • digital resources and advice
  • equipment and workplace adjustments
  • wellbeing resources
  • access and catering information

The hub will be updated daily so keep checking for the latest information.

Making the Parliamentary estate a COVID-19 secure workplace – an information briefing: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Members%20Pack_June%202020_V2.pdf

Information and advice from IPSA can be found here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance/

We have created a page of what we hope will be useful links for caseworkers and the public. If you have things we might add please mail editor@w4mp.org 

We have published a guide to working from home, with advice on how to stay healthy

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Latest News

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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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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