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A website for everyone working for Members of Parliament.

Room to rent in flat overlooking park, Brockley

Ref: 2593

Room with ensuite, double bed, shared lounge and kitchen, 40 mins to Parliament, SE4.

Available from November 1st.

£700 per calendar month, all bills including broadband included.


Room for rent

Ref: 2592

ROOM AVAILABLE to rent in Highgate home. Delightful area just 8 mins downhill walk to Archway station (zone 2). Full use of house facilities including kitchen, sitting room, garden and wifi. £570 p.c.m. inclusive.


Double room – Earlsfield

Ref: 2591

New flatmate required for a double bedroom in a spacious South London flat.

The flat is located on the high street of Garratt Lane, near the famous Tooting. We have a ridiculous choice of cafés, pubs and restaurants, great transport connections to Waterloo and Victoria and a 15 min walk to Clapham Common.

The flat itself is very spacious with a toilet area, separate one bath/shower room, large and well-lit separate living room and kitchen. The room is on the small side but fits a double bed. It comes furnished with a new double bed, shelves, wardrobe and dressing unit.

We are lucky with the rent. The room is £430 per month without bills. On top of that we pay £21. 50 each for council tax.

We are a sociable flat and often have friends over or go for a local drink or brunch. Both are regular runners and there are plenty of green spaces and parks nearby. Sometimes we have dinner together but mostly we make our own meals as our schedules are quite varied.


Year Here Fellowships

Year Here

Year Here

The Year Here Fellowship describes itself as ‘an ambitious, creative and rigorous 7-month course in social innovation’ and offers an opportunity to develop solutions to social problems supported by a network that includes Citizens UK, FutureGov, Bain & Company and the Cabinet Office.

They are looking for graduates who are serious about making society better and offer successful applicants a great opportunity that includes:

Working with a mentor to advise you.

Four months spent in homeless shelters, care homes and community centres understanding first-hand the daily realities of people living at the margins of society and designing an Innovation Project to boost your placement’s impact.

Training and coaching from a faculty of more than 60 experts, learning all about society’s problems and how to tackle them effectively.

Tuition fees are covered, and accommodation/bursaries may be available.

Full details at

POST Seminars for Autumn

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) runs a series of seminars and receptions while Parliament is sitting, kicking off with a seminar on Palliative and End of Life Care in the Attlee Suite on October 14 from 1600-1800.

If you would like further details, all the  events can be viewed (and places booked) on the POST website at


Beautiful double room in Parsons Green

Ref: 2590

Beautiful double room in a two-bed garden flat in Parsons Green, available from 18th October.  Sharing with a female young professional working in politics.

The room comes with a large built-in wardrobe and double doors that open up into the garden (each room has its own doors into the garden for privacy).

The flat benefits from a large living and dining area – with a working fireplace – a kitchen, shared bathroom and a private garden.  Both the kitchen and bathroom were re-done a couple of years ago so everything is to high spec.  The flat is completely furnished.  A new bed will be put in your room and the garden professionally cleared, prior to moving in.

There is also a large storage room, which currently hosts the washing machine but can be used to store any odds and ends.

The flat has excellent transport links – Parsons Green (5mins), Fulham Broadway (10mins), Putney Bridge (10mins), and there are frequent buses to central London.  We also have two Boris Bike docking bays within 5mins walk.

Available for £1,100 pcm (excluding bills).

If you’re interested, please email me with a little bit about yourself, and when you are available to view the flat.


Need a room to rent

Ref: 2589

My friend (Hannah, 21) has just got a paid internship with the Local Government Information Unit and is looking for a room. Ideally around £600 inc bills.  A short-term lease would be ideal (3 months) but she is considering longer contracts.  She is ready to move immediately.  Please email me at and I would be happy to put you in touch. Jo

A lovely huge double room in Tooting

Ref: 2588

A bright and spacious double bedroom available ASAP.

Stones throw from the Tooting Broadway tube (zone 3) and a supermarket. Great location – close to Clapham and Wimbledon and an easy quick journey to Central London.

The house is a 3 double bed – 2 rooms currently occupied by a young female and male professional. It has a spacious but cosy modern kitchen, a bright lounge and one huge bathroom with a shower cubicle and a separate bath.

Great price and location – this will go fast!

£630 per month + bills on top (about £70 per month, incl. council tax)


Open Lectures from the Houses of Parliament

The  2014/15 series of Open Lectures from the Houses of Parliament starts next month with a talk from Black Rod on his role in Parliament:

Black Rod: today’s role in Parliament, with a glance back to 1348 by Lieutenant General David Leakey CMG CBE MA, Black Rod will take place on Wednesday 8 October 2014, 2.30 – 4pm at Westminster. Register at

Speakers, dates, venues and booking information for the lectures in the series are  at We will add dates for future lectures in the series to the w4mp events pa.

Updated ‘Guide to the Rules on All-party Groups’

The Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has recently published a new rulebook for APGs. Acquaint and reacquaint yourself with the rules here:

For more information on All-Party Groups, see here and here.