The Working for an MP website is a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works. You can read about the site’s history, or get in touch with suggestions or feedback, or find out about the help and advice available to staff from the House of Commons.
Coronavirus – latest update for staff
For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub.
The 2 June update from the Cabinet Office can be found here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2020/march/an-update-from-the-cabinet-office-for-members/ and includes links to previous Q&A packs.
The Coronavirus information hub includes information for staff of both Houses, Members and Members’ staff on the following:
- up-to-date guidance from Public Health England
- digital resources and advice
- equipment and workplace adjustments
- wellbeing resources
- access and catering information
The hub will be updated daily so keep checking for the latest information.
Making the Parliamentary estate a COVID-19 secure workplace – an information briefing: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Members%20Pack_June%202020_V2.pdf
Information and advice from IPSA can be found here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance/
We have published a guide to working from home, with advice on how to stay healthy
The Wellness Working Group has launched a new Wellbeing Hub for Members’ Staff. This is a dedicated space created by MPs’ staff for MPs’ staff; they know just how difficult this job can be and the importance of taking time to look after yourself. They have gathered all resources to support you on this site.…
Award-winning public affairs professional Robert McGeachy has written The Public Affairs Guide to Westminster: The Handbook of Effective and Ethical Lobbying, drawing upon his experience of working in the House of Lords for many years, and of leading successful UK-wide public affairs campaigns. The Westminster Public Affairs Guide shows organisations and individuals how to influence…
The Members’ Services Team run all-Members’ staff phone-ins monthly. These events are available to book through our learning management system, Act. Supporting individuals with Hoarding disorder Tuesday 18 May 10-11am – Supporting individuals with Hoarding disorder
Archived guides can be found on the w4mp archive. They should not be relied on as expressions of current practice.
Our humourous alt.guides can be found on alt.w4mp.org, along with an archive of Hoby cartoons.
“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely” John Crace, The Guardian, 14 May 2015