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.


Latest News

Staff seminars fully booked

We’ve listed some staff seminars on our listings page.  Three of the advertised sessions are now full up. “Working on how to support an All-Party Parliamentary Group” on Tuesday 7 June “Keeping on the right side of the rules” on Wednesday 15 June AND Tuesday 28 June

RESOLVED: Outlook and Mobile Device Problems – Monday 16 May

10:50am – The problems with Outlook and mobile device connections have now been resolved. 9:15 am – You may be experiencing some problems with Outlook and mobile device connections to the email service this morning. PDS are working on it, and will get it up and running properly as soon as possible. In the meantime, you should be able to access email and calendar facilities via the web browser at https://outlook.office365.com

New guides to Internships

We have published two new guides to internships, one for people who would like to work as an intern in an MP’s office, the other for those lucky people who get to manage them once they’re in place Both are available in The Library Managing an Internship in Your Office Working as an Intern

Apply to join IPSO’s reader’s panel.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is inviting applications from members of the public that read newspapers and magazines and who have an interest in how they are regulated. IPSO is very keen to have as diverse a group as possible involved in its work, so applications are positively sought from people of all ages and from minority communities, who may not have considered working with a regulator in the past. The panel will meet three times a year to discuss IPSO’s work and approach…

Parliamentary Digital Service Recruitment Open Day: May 12

PDS has posted about its search for new staff: We are looking for talented, enthusiastic people who want to work at the heart of democracy, tackling challenging and high profile digital projects that can really make a difference. If you are interested in bringing your digital skills to work in Parliament, come along and find out more about what we do. At our Open Day you will be able to meet the team, see how we work, look at the projects we are working on and find out…


“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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