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.

Welcome to 2017…

Hoby Cartoon for January 2017
Hoby Cartoon for January 2017

Latest News

Department of Health Guide for Constituency Staff

The Department of Health has produced a helpful guide for constituency staff, which has been sent out by email to Office Managers. The Ministerial correspondence – Guide for constituency staff is designed to help constituency office staff find their way around the health and social care system, and identify which organisation is best placed to help them with their constituency enquiries and casework. The guide explains the roles of the NHS trusts and arms-length bodies (ALBs) in the health and care sector, and includes contact…

Tickets for weekday tours now available

Tickets are now available for audio tours, guided tours and family tours this February half-term and Easter. Follow in the footsteps of the Queen’s procession at the State Opening of Parliament and view Pugin’s magnificent gilded throne canopy in the Lords Chamber. Pass through Central Lobby, the heart of Parliament, and see the Speaker’s Chair and despatch boxes in the Commons Chamber. Tickets can now be booked for tours on: Tuesday to Friday, 10 to 17 February Tuesday to Friday, 7 to 13 April All Saturdays…

Proposal to Create a “Public Service Ombudsman”

The Government published a draft bill on 5 December that would create a Public Service Ombudsman for UK reserved matters and public services in England. The draft bill would abolish the existing Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman, merging their existing responsibilities into a single Public Service Ombudsman (PSO). The draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill aims to simplify the public service ombudsman system, while also ‘modernising’ aspects of it. The Government expects its proposals will “make it easier than ever before to rectify complaints about…

Vote 100: exhibition on women’s suffrage in Portcullis House

Come and see the Vote 100 exhibition on women’s suffrage and the Speaker’s Conference on Electoral Reform 1916-17. Date: Friday 6 January – Friday 3 February Location: The Atrium, Portcullis House This event is open to all passholders; no need to book. For further information, please contact the Vote 100 Exhibition Project team by email ( or on x1296.

British Red Cross Emergency App

Did you know that the British Red Cross has a free ‘Emergency App’? Their unique app delivers real-time alerts, severe weather warnings and practical advice in an emergency.  You can set up alerts for your own area, and also for other areas where you may have friends or relatives. It’s available free for IOS or Android from their website:

“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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