Working for an MP

A website for everyone working for Members of Parliament.

Working for an MP

Big Ben

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.

"JeromeRelocationCampTeletypist" by Tom Parker - Photograph by Tom Parker for Department of the Interior, War Relocation AuthorityThis media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 539354.This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.English | Español | Français | Italiano | Македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | Polski | Português | Русский | Slovenščina | Türkçe | Tiếng Việt | 中文(简体) | 中文(繁體) | +/−Converted from .gif to .jpg and border cropped before upload.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons -

Photograph by Tom Parker for Department of the Interior

Today’s Featured Guide: Casework

Casework for a Member of Parliament can be tremendously fraught, mind numbingly complex and very tiring.  At the same time it can be hugely rewarding.  Pursuing individual casework is one of the most important roles a Member of Parliament will play.

Read: Introduction to Casework

What’s On w4mp

The w4mp website has a wide range of resources.

w4mp_icon Jobs are at
w4mp_icon Training details are  at
w4mp_icon News can be found in the w4mp blog
w4mp_icon Notices are here
w4mp_icon Events are here

Getting in Touch

For general queries email

For job-related questions email

Or you can use our Feedback Form.

What Can w4mp Do For You?

We’ve commissioned a short video that explains what w4mp offers. Please feel free to share/embed it.

Introducing w4mp on Vimeo.

A brief overview of the w4mp website


Coming Up

Monthly Cartoon and alt.guides

Hoby 54: Guy Fawkes

Hoby Cartoon

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.

Important Information about Safety and Security

The latest version of the Members’ Personal Safety Leaflet is now available on the intranet. This is not just for Members; it’s vital that their staff read it as well.  W4MP can’t emphasise strongly enough the importance of your reading this and taking appropriate action. Whether you work at Westminster or in the constituency you should read this. Click here for the link to the introductory page on Personal Safety on the intranet.