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In the thick of it: what it’s really like working for an MP

What do MPs’ staff really do? Are they bag carriers? The power behind the throne? MPs in waiting? Substitute social workers? Gatekeepers? Descriptions vary, some more flattering than others…

Nov 24 2015 6:30PM - Nov 24 2015 8:00PM
Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Mile End Campus

Join us for a lively evening discussing the realities of working for an MP. In a demanding, sometimes insecure, environment, find out how staff ensure MPs are well-supported to address constituents’ concerns and party political needs, while dealing with daily pressures and challenges.

Speakers providing insights and anecdotes from behind the scenes at the House of Commons include:

  • Imran Ahmed – Parliamentary Adviser to Hilary Benn MP
  • Janet Walker – Parliamentary Assistant to Tom Tugendhat MP
  • Patrick Diamond – lecturer in Public Policy, Queen Mary University & former Special Adviser to Lord Mandelson (Chair)

As well as an insight into the day to day work of Parliament, attendees will also be able to access information about careers in Parliament.

Spaces are limited so book your place in advance.

The event has been organised in partnership with Queen Mary University’s Mile End Institute.