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

Parliament Week drop in session, 8 September

This year’s UK Parliament Week will take place from 14-20 November 2016. Preparations are now in full swing, but we need your help. This is your chance to get constituents more involved in Parliament. The UK Parliament Week project team are hosting an informal drop-in session with refreshments on 8 September in Portcullis House, Room Q, from 12-4pm where you’ll be invited to: Collect an information pack  about UK Parliament Week Fill out your resource request form Find out if there are events registered in your constituency…

‘Weiner’ screening and Q&A (London)

‘Weiner’ screening and Q&A – The State of Politics Today 18th August, 1845. In partnership with Dogwoof films, the Political Studies Association (PSA) presents a screening and Q&A session on Weiner – a provocative documentary film providing a sharp insight into the downfall of New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. The FREE screening at House of Vans London will be followed by a debate led by PSA Vice-Chair Professor Rosie Campbell on the state of politics today and what it means to be a politician in…

Summer Tips for IT Services

The Parliamentary Digital Service has kindly offered some advice for maintaining consistent, simple and relatively secure access to your Parliamentary IT services over the summer recess. Easier access to your services via Microsoft 365 Thanks to Microsoft 365, you can access your email and calendar in the following ways: 1.       On any Parliamentary supplied laptop or desktop connected to the internet, just open Outlook. 2.       On any computer or tablet, go to, click ‘Sign In’ at the top-right corner of the screen, and enter your normal username,…

Commemorating the Great Fire of London, 1666

A display by the Parliamentary Archives about the Great Fire of London will open on September 2 in the  Norman Porch, House of Lords. You can see an online exhibition about the fire on the Parliamentary Archives website.  

What it’s like to work for an MP: Video

Last November 2015 the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London hosted a Perspectives on Parliament event about the real life of MPs’ staff. Janet Walker, Chief of Staff to Tom Tugendhat MP,  gave a candid insight into what it is really like ‘in the thick of it’, discussing the trials and tribulations faced by MPs staff and the vital skills they need to succeed. Perspectives on Parliament events give an insight into Parliament’s people, processes, offices, history and culture. They will also give an…

“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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