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MP's employers (2020)

Request

  1. Who technically employs UK Members of Parliament?
  2. When do they technically become employed as M.P.s?

 

Response


  1. Who technically employs UK Members of Parliament?
    and
  2. When do they technically become employed as M.P.s?
    This information is held by the House of Commons.  Members of Parliament (MPs) are not employed in any legal sense of the word.  MPs are elected to their position by the electorate after putting themselves up as a candidate.  They become a MP once they have been confirmed by the local Electoral Officer as having won the election in their constituency. 

It may also help you to know that the House of Commons is also not responsible for a Member's salary and expenses, which is paid by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).