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.
If you prefer a more traditional layout for the site, this might please you.
You can search the whole site, including guides, using this search box:
Help and advice for those working for an MP
Much of the information you need to help you get started is available in the Members’ Handbook (intranet), which is the definitive guide to the services offered by offer. The Members’ Staff Handbook (intranet)should be used in conjunction with this, as it contains information for Members’ staff both in the constituency and at Westminster.
The Digital Service will provide you with computer equipment, network services including Wi-Fi on the Parliamentary Estate, broadband off the estate, 24/7 online and telephone support, face to face drop-in centres in Westminster and next day on-site support for computer equipment across the UK. You will need your Parliamentary email in order to access the intranet, where you will find a lot of valuable help, especially from the Commons Library Hub.
MPs’ staff can now sign up for an induction course. Lasting 3 hours, it covers some of the key things you need to do your job, keep safe on the Parliamentary estate and find your way around. Details are on Act (Intranet).
In addition the regular regional events continue and will visit Cornwall, East Anglia and Kent over the next few months. Details are on the Intranet.
Whether you are new in the role or have been working for an MP for years, Chris Sear, Head of Customer Services for the Customer Team, is very happy to discuss any issues you might have.
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“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