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How to be an MP

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Not for everyone the title of Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary or other such hallowed callings; the vast majority of the House of Commons is made up of backbenchers - the power behind the constitutionally elected throne. Here is a guide for anyone and everyone fascinated by the quirks and foibles of Westminster Palace, covering all species of backbencher and providing every hardworking MP and political enthusiast with the know-how to survive life in Parliament. From how to address the crowd, weather marital troubles and socialise at party conference to the all-important Backbenchers' Commandments, How to be an MP is indispensable reading for anyone wishing to make a mark from the back bench and influence proceedings in the House. And in the process it provides the outsider with a riveting insight into life as a Member.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 21mm | 296g
  • Biteback Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1849542201
  • 9781849542203
  • 298,928

About Paul Flynn

A colourful technophile, Paul Flynn is renowned for his progressive and forthright views on topics as diverse as the legalisation of drugs and British baseball. Having learnt to speak Welsh at the age of sixteen, he has been the MP for his beloved Newport West since 1987, leading Tony Blair to declare him 'an outstanding parliamentarian'.show more

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