This is the Working for an MP website, a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works.
Members’ Staff Training: Course Schedule
If you are employed by a Member of Parliament you are eligible to attend a range of the training events. Courses take place both in Westminster on the Parliamentary Estate, and in training facilities in regional city-centre locations, so if you are constituency based there may be a course closer to home. Travel costs to training events can be met from your Members’ expenses administered by IPSA (paras 9.17 – 9.19 of IPSA’s Expenses Scheme and Guidance).
For details see w4mptraining. Please note: courses are specifically for Members’ staff and are not open to others.
Today’s Featured Guide: Doing Research in an MP’s Office
You very rarely have just one project to research and quite often need to be able to juggle a number of pieces of work, on a variety of topics, with differing deadlines. This guide will look at the sort of work a researcher undertakes and what sources you can use to find the information you need.
What’s On w4mp
The w4mp website has a wide range of resources.
|Jobs are at http://www.w4mpjobs.org/|
|Training details are at http://www.w4mptraining.co.uk/|
|News can be found in the w4mp blog|
|Notices are here|
|Events are here|
Getting in Touch
For general queries email email@example.com.
For job-related questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can use our Feedback Form.
What Can w4mp Do For You?
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A brief overview of the w4mp website
Monthly Cartoon and alt.guides
Parliament is a serious place, and the Palace of Westminster and constituency offices are filled with hard-working, dedicated professionals engaged in the important business of running the country. Yet even the most committed need time for rest and recuperation, space to kick back and unwind, and opportunities to take a sideways look at their workplace, employers and even their political masters. Our alt.guides offer a sidelong view of life working for an MP, and include a monthly cartoon from Hoby.