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Flat share available in Chiswick

Ref: 2605

Young couple with baby wish to share their 2 bed modern furnished flat on the 6th floor of purpose built block. Huge balcony & views. £720 all inclusive for a single person, £850 for a couple. Looking for a 6 month commitment or longer. Available now.


Parliament and Delegated Legislation: Hansard Society Report Launch

On December 10th, the Hansard Society will be launching its latest publication on the legislative process:The Devil is in the Detail: Parliament and Delegated Legislation.

This latest report opens up the delegated legislation process, exploring how decisions are made about what goes in to primary and what goes in to secondary legislation and who makes them. It looks at the evolution of delegated legislation, how the process works in both Houses of Parliament, and examines a number of legislative case studies that illustrate different aspects of the flaws and defects in the current system.

The authors will outline their findings and set out recommendations for reform of the system before a panel-audience discussion on the key issues and questions that arise in the report.

The launch event takes place at 6:00pm, Wednesday 10th December
Room E, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA

Register here.

Researcher/Caseworker of the Year awards – your chance to nominate

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Researcher of the Year Awards.

Nominations close on 14 January 2015, so get a move on and nominate your researcher now!

Full details here:

Here’s what they say about it:

All staff working in a research or casework capacity for an MP or a Peer, from parliamentary or constituency offices, can be nominated to win an award.  The Awards are intended to promote the extremely valuable role played by all individuals working for parliamentarians.

In line with our drive to encompass all Parliamentary staff, we are delighted to announce a brand new category for this year’s awards programme; In-House Staff Member of the Year Award. The Award aims to celebrate the end of the fifty fifth Parliament and give those who currently work in a research or casework capacity for an MP or Peer a chance to nominate a person or team employed by The House. Please visit the categories page to view the specifications.

All winners will receive a prize to the sum of £50. The Overall Researcher of the Year will also win the latest iPad, courtesy of the Federation of Small Businesses.

“Parliamentary researchers have a range of tasks – they keep their bosses – MPs and peers – informed, on time and fully briefed. These awards celebrate the vital work they do supporting MPs and peers in their duties both in parliament and in constituencies across the country. They are an opportunity for parliamentarians to show their appreciation for their staff. As this parliament comes to a close, this year the awards will also recognise the work of Parliament’s own staff, from the library, the table office, the vote office and many others. They are the support network that is to vital to helping researchers and MPs do their jobs.”

Tony Grew, PoliticsHome

Flat share available

Ref: 2604


Our housemate is sadly moving out to go travelling in January and we’re looking for a friendly professional to take her place for at least 6 months but preferably longer.

The rent is £476 a month and comes to roughly £520 with bills.

It’s a small double room but a complete bargain for the location and quality. It comes with a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two big shelves and a bedside table.

We live in a medium sized three bedroom flat in a Victorian terrace in the Clapham North/Brixton area.  It’s about a 10 minute walk to either the Clapham North for the northern line or Brixton for the Victoria line.  The night bus from just about everywhere you’d want to go out in London stops at the end of our road.  Hootanannys, the Grand union and Dogstar are all a short walk away, as is Brixton village.

With bills and rent each month it comes to about £515.  Council tax is £40 each and tv licence, sky and internet is £8.  Every 3 months we pay around £50 each for gas and electricity – we’re on a fixed tariff.  The water bill has been paid for the year until March.

Luke is 29 and works as a parliamentary researcher.  He studied at Leeds and then Nottingham.  Shelley is a 28 year old broadcast journalist and studied at Warwick and in London.  We know each other through work friends and have lived together for about 6 months.  We’re both friendly and sociable people who are pretty laid back about things.  The flat is kept clean and tidy. We like someone to watch tv with, go to the pub etc.  We both work hard in the week but like our nights out at weekends.

If you’re interested in viewing the flat then drop us a message telling us a bit about yourself and we can arrange a viewing.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Shelley and Luke

Flat share available – Finsbury Park

Ref: 2603

I have a bright, spacious double room in my shared flat in Finsbury Park.

It’s about a seven minute walk to the tube and is very close to the park and the climbing centre (if you like that kind of thing).

The other two roommates and the apartment are very nice and the room will be available from December 18th.

Get in touch for more info/photos/to arrange a viewing.


Updates to the Hotlines List – 4 December

The Hotlines List was updated on 4 December.  Please go here to see the new information.

We are still receiving complaints from organisations that staff are using out-of-date hotlines list.  Please make sure that you always use the online version.

IPSA General Election Website

The IPSA General Election website is now live.  It contains lots of useful information for MPs standing for re-election, MPs standing down in May, candidates and MP’s members of staff, as well as an easy-to-read election timetable.

Parliamentary Training for Teachers

Free Parliamentary training opportunity for teachers in your constituency: 3-day Teachers’ Institute: 26th – 28th January 2015

Parliament’s Education Service will be hosting a new 3-day Teachers’ Institute residential course in Westminster, 26th – 28thJanuary 2015, and applications are now open.  The Teachers’ Institute is a unique professional development opportunity, enabling teachers to experience Parliament in action during an informative, interactive and unforgettable three days based at the Houses of Parliament.

Transport and accommodation costs are covered for all delegates, and applications are welcome from teachers and other professionals working with children aged 7-18 across Citizenship, Politics, Law, History and other related subjects. For more details and an application form, visit

Urgent! Looking for a room

Ref: 2602

Dear all,

I have recently moved to London and started work as a Westminster assistant.  At the moment I am staying with friends in Kent but I would like to move closer to Parliament as it saves time commuting.

If anyone knows of a room available or possibly is interested in renting a flat together then please get in touch!

Thanks very much,

Dina –

Weekday Accommodation Needed

Ref: 2601

I require a room in London during the week from January onwards – generally Mon, Tue and Wed nights, with the occasional Thurs.  I work for Parliament in an external communications role, but live permanently in Yorkshire – am covering a maternity leave contract in London during 2015.  Fully house trained and can provide references.