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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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Training for Staff

We have been sent details of courses from Learning and Development.  This training is free for Members’ staff to attend, the only cost from your end would be travel and accommodation, and  these costs can be claimed back through IPSA. Courses offered have been designed to develop and build skills in a range of core areas for Members’ staff. For full details see the w4mp training page.

Political Studies Association schools video competition

Do you have to be superman or Superwoman to be US President? Now in its sixth year, the PSA Schools Video Competition is a highlight in the PSA’s calendar of activities to engage young people in the study of politics. The annual short film competition, sponsored by YouGov, is open to post-16 students who will be studying during the academic year 2016-17. This year’s competition asks students to explore the question: “Do you have to be Superman/Superwoman to be US President?”. Groups are invited to submit…

Regional Open Day for Constituency Staff: Manchester

The House of Commons Service regularly holds regional open days for constituency staff throughout the United Kingdom and the next one is in Manchester on November 10. To book your place at an event or for further information please contact the Central Communications Team by email ( or on x0532. About the events The days include: an overview of the services that the House provides a focus on the services that constituency staff have said matter most to them – access to digital services, learning &…

Extended opening hours for MP tax credit hotline

HMRC is trialling extended opening hours for the MP’s Tax Credit hotline.  It will now run from 8am to 6pm and you can find the number on our hotlines list (intranet only)

Spaces on Writing Skills course, Glasgow

There are still available places for the essential Writing Skills course offered in Scotland on 20 September for MP staff.  If you would like to attend just click on the highlighted course name below and it will take you directly to the course booking page provided that you are already logged in to the Parliamentary network. Alternatively contact the Commons Learning and Development team Places on these courses are free for staff and travel expenses can be reclaimed via IPSA.             GLASGOW 20-Sept 10:00-…

“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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