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.


PIL Survey

The Parliament and Constitution centre (PCC) of the House of Commons Library is currently undertaking a project to review the Parliamentary Information Lists (PILs).

PILs are compiled by the House of Commons Library to provide reference information/data on a number of topics including bills, committees, debates, divisions, the House of Commons, Parliament and procedure. The aim of the project is to see how relevant the lists are and how user friendly they are in light of the different technologies available to view and receive information about the lists.

Whether you use the PILS to support a query from your MP or are new to them, they would like to hear from you and they  would be really grateful if you could take a few moments to complete this quick survey to get your views and feedback regarding the PILs.

Please use this link to start the survey


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Full List of Ministerial Appointments

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Commons Library EU referendum hub updated

The Commons Library has updated its EU referendum hub. The hub includes pre and post-Brexit briefing papers which set out the background to the EU Referendum as well as analysis and comment after the result.   There is also a comprehensive reading list bringing together relevant books, articles and think tank and parliamentary publications relevant to the subject.  Brexit: What happens next Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what will happen next? This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the immediate consequences of the vote and some of the longer…

Parliamentary Sitting Dates

Parliament will rise for the Summer Recess on 21 July and resume sitting on 5 September The full calendar of sitting dates can be found on the Parliament website. Summer 21 July 2016 5 September 2016 Conference 15 September 2016 10 October 2016 November 8 November 2016 14 November 2016 Christmas 20 December 2016 9 January 2017   Note that the exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.

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.


“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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