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23rd January 2021

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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Hoby Cartoon for January 2021
Hoby Cartoon for January 2021

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


Cartoon of the characters from w4mp's Hoby cartoon, all wearing face coverings, standing outside with the Elizabeth Tower and Portcullis House in the background

Please wear a mask where you can.
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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. There is also guidance from the HoC Health and Wellbeing Team.


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Looking for a phone number?

The People App on the Parliamentary network is a very useful tool – an internal directory which will help you to find not only people’s telephone numbers, but also their email addresses and details of their organisation. So, if you want to contact a member of staff for a particular MP, just put in the…

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Updated hotlines list – 13 January 2021

The hotlines list has was updated on 13 January 2021. Please ensure that you use the most recent version of the list by bookmarking it and accessing it online each time, rather than downloading it to your device.

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Important information for people planning on returning to the Parliamentary estate from Monday 11th January 2021

Important information for people planning on returning to the Parliamentary estate from Monday 11th January 2021. The House of Commons will be returning from recess on Monday 11th January.  Only colleagues necessary to the continued functioning of the Estate and parliamentary business, or related support services, should be working on-site, with all others working remotely. …

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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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