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Journalism traineeship for young people

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has begun to enrol for its free journalism traineeship – SLIK (Stephen Lawrence Installs Knowledge). SLIK will be starting on the 17th September. They have partnered with London South East Colleges to fund this 12 week traineeship. The students completing the programme will receive a traineeship qualification on completion of …

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Join the Leonard Cheshire Disability Campaign Steering Group

Leonard Cheshire Disability  supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. They are looking for 8 – 10 people who are either disabled, or have experience living with disability, to form a new Campaign Steering Group. The Campaign Steering group will advise their Campaigns Team and ensure all …

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W4MP players wanted for successful south London Sunday Football Club, in 20th Anniversary Year​​

Westminster Wanderers Football Club are looking for new players for the upcoming 2018/19 season and beyond.​​ Friendly club, welcoming all ages/abilities ​​ Weekly training on Battersea Park Astro​​ Fixtures played across Tooting (home), Clapham, Wandsworth and Merton ​​ Regular competitive 11-a-side football​​ The best kits in London amateur football​​ Annual tours as far as New York City and Reykjavik​​ …

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 4 July 2018. There have been some major changes to the contact details for Child Maintenance and for Personal Independence Payments so, as always, please ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer may be out of …

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MPs who have crossed the floor..

The Commons Library has just published a useful list with details of  when a Member has changed allegiance from one political party to another or decided to sit as an independent MP. Instances of Members losing or resigning a party whip are also noted. Read it here They would like your help: as they say, ‘Due …

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Archived guides at archive.w4mp.org

We have updated the w4mp guides archive at http://archive.w4mp.org/ – if you are looking for an old guide then please go there – out of date guides are being removed from this site.

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Voice and Vote: Westminster Hall exhibition

Between 27 June and 6 October 2018, a major exhibition, Voice & Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament, will be staged in Westminster Hall. Using both interactive features and historic exhibits, Voice & Vote will highlight the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. More details …

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Take home pay calculator

In the UK, salaries are always quoted as gross and figuring out your take home net pay or gross to net salary is your responsibility.   This site has calculated carefully all possible gross annual salaries to give you the net salary you will take home.  The net salaries are calculated to show the exact amount …

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World Cup Action

Amidst the petabytes of press coverage of the World Cup, Politico has done the one useful thing of finding out where best to watch matches in the vicinity of Westminster (we assume those working in constituency offices have enough local knowledge to track down a screen). According to today’s London Playbook: The match is live …

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The Influence of Where You Live

New analysis of 15 years of the Hansard Society‘s Audit of Political Engagement data shows how geography is an important factor in determining whether citizens feel they have influence on decision-making at the national level, even when other key factors that influence political engagement – such as education and social class – are taken into …

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