Whether you are interested in working for an MP – or need advice on parliamentary procedures, the W4MP website is an excellent resource.
As anyone starting a new position here knows, trying to navigate the estate and its way of working can be a bit overwhelming.
That is why W4MP serves as such an indispensable font of advice – from helping you to find your feet as a new member of staff, to understanding the business of the Chamber.
As MPs, and therefore the Commons, could not function effectively without your hard work, it is important that you get the support you need.
W4MP will help you get orientated, introduce you to the best practices of your fellow researchers, case workers and office managers.
It will also provide a guide to the resources available from the House of Commons Library, the Parliamentary Intranet, and the Members’ Services Team.
There is information on representation, trade unions, and social activities – and a place to post small ads for the attention of fellow staff.
The site is run by an independent organisation on behalf of the House and welcomes contributions from experienced staff who want to share their expertise.
It is there for all staff, however long your service and wherever you work. I thoroughly recommend it to you.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons