Welcome to w4mp

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 collection of guides and information.

If you prefer a more traditional layout for the site, this might please you.

You can search the whole site, including guides, using  this search box:


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“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

Read the whole article.

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Latest News

Our new appearance

We’ve changed the look and feel of the w4mp website to make it work better on mobile devices and also improve some elements of accessiblity. We hope you like it – but if you have any comments please let us know at editor@w4mp.org w4mpjobs will be updated next month when this design has bedded in …

Changes to Data Protection Requirements for Universal Credit

From now on, the Department for Work and Pensions will require Members of Parliament to obtain explicit consent from constituents to obtain information on their behalf in relation to Full Universal Credit.  The constituent must provide the DWP with the specific details of the issues they would like the DWP to discuss with the Member of …

Guides

Here you will find a collection of guides to good practice that  will offer you advice in carrying out the main activities expected of you in your job that will complement that information and, we hope, help you in your job.

They are constantly being revised and updated so if you do print a guide out please remember to check back from time to time.

You can search the whole site, including these guides, using the standard search bar or this search box:

We also include links to resources that will be of use to staff. Some of these are on the Parliamentary Intranet and can only be accessed if you have an appropriate login.

Alt.Guides

Our light-hearted alt.guides are also available

Online Resources

House of Commons Library

Parliamentary Digital Service

You can also look at our older guides (may be out of date)

Notices

Small ads from staff for accommodation – available or wanted – goods for sale etc.

Room Available – Chelsea

Ref: 2774 Quiet Room Available mid February in Chelsea Family Home £750 per month all in.  Wi-Fi, Washing Machine, Roof Terrace, Cat, shared use of kitchen and bathrooms . etc. Excellent transport links. Contact: robert.atkinson@parliament.uk

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Room Available – Highgate

Ref: 2773 Room available in Highgate home.  Zone 2. £580 p.c.m to include council tax and full use of house facilities (fully fitted kitchen, garden, wifi, etc.) Available in March. Contact: bensusani@parliament.uk

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Spare room to rent

Ref: 2772 Spare room in Canary Wharf Apartment with gym and 24 hour concierge included. Amazing transport links. Bedroom has its own bathroom and most bills included in rent. http://www.spareroom.co.uk/4310786 Contact: ryan.baldry@parliament.uk

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TWO BEDROOM FLAT AVAILABLE

Ref: 2770 Spacious & well-proportioned part furnished ground floor two bedroom period garden flat located 6 minutes’ walk from Clapham North Tube and 4 minutes from the bustling bars and cafes of Clapham old town, Clapham High Street, Clapham Common and Clapham North. This is an ideal flat for either a couple or friends. Available …

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Spanish home for rent

Ref: 2638 Spanish property in Andalucia for rent. Situated in a typical Pueblo Blanco, 20 minutes from the coast.  Perfect location for excursions to Malaga, Grenada and Nerja and day trips to the beach. In the foothills of the Sierra Nervada mountain range – excellent if you’re into mountain biking or hiking. See https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/1181881 for …

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5-a-side football for MPs and Parliamentary Staff

Ref: 2585 A weekly 5 a side kickabout for MPs and staff is looking for new players of all ages and abilities. Men and women players welcome. Established in 1997, the ethos is fun and fair – we’re competitive but never dirty! Games are from 9 to 10am on Tuesdays, at Queen Mother Leisure Centre, …

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Please note that we can only accept notices from staff of MPs or others with a current @parliament.uk email address.  Use this form to submit a notice. Please don’t forget to let us know if your notice needs to be removed, e.g. if your accommodation has been let. If you have just started working for an MP and don’t have a parliamentary email address yet, ask a colleague to place a Notice for you.

Gov. uk has useful advice if you  want to rent out a room in your home.  If you are renting out either a room or a whole property, please read this important information on ‘Right to Rent’.

Finding and Posting Jobs

Our job site features a wide range of jobs relating to politics, including jobs working for MPs, Peers, MSPs and AMs.

Please go to to  w4mpjobs.

Before you start you may want to consult our useful guide to getting a job with an MP.

If you wish to place a job ad you can do so on w4mpjobs but please read the guidance carefully.

We got the perfect person for the job. There were over 100 applicants and every one of them could do the job. I will highly recommend your website to anyone I meet who is looking for a job or staff.

“We had a staggering number of responses from many very well qualified candidates and I am very grateful to you for the excellent service you provide.