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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

MST Roadshow: Yorkshire and Humber region

Time: 12:4pmDate: 30 June 2022Venue: Railway Museum, York Join the Member Services Team (MST) for the next regional roadshow for Members’ staff. The session will start with lunch and with specialist input from the library. You will also have the chance to hear from House Services, IPSA and the Home Office. If you are based…

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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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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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