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28th October 2020

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.

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons

Read a welcome to the site from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons

Tomorrow: The Members’ Services Team is running a phone-in Q&A session for MPs’ staff on Thursday 29 October at 2pm. Follow this link for details.


Coronavirus: Latest information for Staff

For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub, which contains information about Parliament’s response to coronavirus, including support for remote working and what services are available. It is for Members of both Houses, members’ staff and staff of both Houses.

Man wearing a mask
Man wearing a mask

Please note the current advice on wearing face coverings on the estate.

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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Calling all MPs’ staff! All staff phone-in, Thursday 29 October 2020

This is an opportunity for all MPs’ staff to engage with House services including the Members’ Services Team, Security and Digital. Time: 14:00 Date: Thursday 29 October 2020 Where: Microsoft Teams If you have not received an email with the link to the meeting, please email mst@parliament.uk for an invitation.

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Face Coverings on the Parliamentary Estate

(as of October 16) Posters are now in place to strongly encourage all colleagues to wear face coverings when moving around the estate and in areas where social distancing is difficult. Two metre social distancing must continue to be followed wherever possible. Please be mindful that some people are exempt from wearing face coverings for…

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Free online talks and tours of Parliament

As it’s not possible to have physical tours of Parliament at the moment, why not book a free online talk or tour? Topics range from the historic furniture collection, to how Parliament works, to the Gunpowder Plot. Click here to book tickets: https://bit.ly/34ZuMR8

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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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