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Your views wanted on IPSA review of Costs & Expenses

IPSA is conducting a review of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses. The consultation is open now and it runs until 18 January 2013. The consultation document is available at http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/Pages/Scheme-Review.aspx and hard copies are available in the Vote Office in the House of Commons. You can respond to the consultation questions by […]

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Thinkl.com – public policy and research web app launched

Thinkl.com – the UK’s first free public policy and research web application launched this week. Thinkl.com uses artificial intelligence software to incorporate new information in real-time from 100 UK and EU Government sources and the UK’s top 50 think-tanks. The sites’ archive features a database of 7,000 research reports from think-tanks across the political spectrum, […]

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Parliament Explained – for school students and teachers

Teachers…students…this is for you. Parliament – it shouldn’t be a mystery. Unravel what goes on in the Westminster Parliament today. And explore what happened in the past…  Click here. Click here to see all the resources of Parliament’s Education Service. Members’ staff: you have a role to tell your constituents about these excellent resources.

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Accommodation for Interns

Interns – are you looking for accommodation? As we have been happy to advertise before on W4MP, here’s another plug for that excellent facility Room for Tea.  Here’s a message just in from them: “Room for Tea is a social enterprise which connects interns looking for an affordable place to stay with hosts who have […]

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Palace of Westminster Lions Club (POWLC) opens membership to all

As part of the inclusivity which Lions International advocates, it seems natural to open to the membership up to everyone who plays a part in the day to day life within the Palace of Westminster. It is an opportunity to create a club in Parliament which is open to all, where service-minded people can meet […]

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Contact your MP

MPs can assist their constituents in a variety of ways, from making private enquiries for you, to raising matters publicly in the House of Commons. More information here.

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Commons Chamber: films showing what it does

Watch the new film about the House of Commons Chamber, what it does and how it works for people across the UK. http://www.parliament.uk/about/podcasts/theworkofparliament/house-of-commons-chamber-film/

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Recess dates until January 2014

Have you got these dates in your diary yet?  Here they are.

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How to apply for a job with an MP

You can read Our guide on how to apply for a job with an MP  – we know that lots of you have found this useful and the lessons are just as relevant to most other jobs applications as well. Since moving w4mp to a new platform we know that some  of you have been having […]

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Parliament Week 19 – 25 November 2012

A full programme of events in Parliament, including Question Time, a Hansard Society talk on Charles Dickens, and the UK Youth Parliament’s annual debate in the Commons Chamber. Find out more at http://www.parliamentweek.org/