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.

Whether you’ve been in the job for more elections than you can recall, or are new to working for an MP, welcome – this site is here for you.  A good starting point is  our Library of guides and information.


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Looking for the salary ranges?

A few people have asked us about job advertisements stating that salaries will be within the IPSA pay scales, but they don’t actually say what the pay scales are. The salary ranges are published on IPSA’s website here: IPSA Pay Ranges.

Trial of Thomas Mair – advice on contempt of court

The Shadow Attorney General has written to Labour MPs offering legal guidance around public statements during the trial of Thomas Mair, and we thought it would be useful to share with all staff. Read the whole letter Contempt of Court Advice

Remembering Jo Cox MP

Jo Cox was a great woman, an effective Parliamentarian, a committed constituency MP, a loving wife and mother, and a friend to so many people. Her murder has shocked us all, and our sympathy is with her family, staff, colleagues and friends. The analysis and search for an explanation for what happened continues, with much reflection about the corrosive nature of our polarised political environment; the impact of a social media sphere where racism, sexism, homophobia and hate speech run unchecked; and of course the…

Personal Security

We at w4mp are shocked to learn that Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen has died from her injuries after having been attacked outside her advice surgery this afternoon.  We offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends at this awful time. This is a sad reminder that we all need to be alert and aware of our security, and we strongly recommend that you take a few minutes to read our post here: http://www.w4mp.org/very-important-information-about-your-safety-and-security/ and also the security advice on the Parliamentary intranet: Security…

UK Facing Digital Skills Crisis

The Science and Technology Committee has published a report warning that the UK risks being left behind if the Government does not take more action to address the digital skills crisis. Report: Digital skills crisis Report: Digital skills crisis (PDF 712.83 KB) Inquiry: Digital skills Science and Technology Committee The report finds that 12.6 million adults in the UK lack basic digital skills; 5.8 million people have never used the internet; only 35% of computer teachers in schools have a relevant degree and 30% of…


“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

Read the whole article.