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.
This is the place for staff who are looking for something less serious and rather more entertaining than the average guide to best practice.
We hope you enjoy these guides as much as we do.
- Dean Trench’s Guides
- “Somebody will show you where the filing cabinet is.”
- How Your Boss Will Celebrate Bonfire Night
- Seven Resolutions All Bag-Carriers Make In October
- Bag Carriers On Strike!
- What Kind of Intern Are You?
- Bag Carriers Translated
- Ten Phrases Every Bag-carrier Needs to Fear
- Dropping a Clanger
- Tips and Hints for Recess
- The Conference Season Cometh
- The Six Stages of Bag-Carrying
- He’s Just Not That Into You
- The Top Ten Most Annoying Things Your MP Will Do
- Where Angels Fear to Tread
- The Ten Commandments – If they were written by bag-carriers for MPs
- Handling the Media
- What Kind of MP Do You Work For? A reference guide for bag-carriers
- You May Be in a Political Drama If…
- How to Carry Bags at Party Conference
- Dean Trench (1979 – 2010)
- Dean Trench Revisited
- A Useful ‘Member of Parliament’ Translator
- Favourite Parliamentary Moment of the Year – 2011
- Parliamentary Assistant – The Truth Will Out!
- Sally’s Diary
- Ten things you should never let your MP do
- Livia’s Diary
- Harper Pepperswitch’s Guides
- Correspondence from Jenny
- The Wild and the Wilful: other alt.guides
- 12 months at Westminster – the obstacle course
- Twelve Months in a Constituency Office: In a Cupboard with Snow-Shoes, Street-Lights and Election Frenzy
Got your own ideas?
If you’d care to add to the pile of stuff to read, do get in touch.
This page was last updated on 1 May 2012