Westminster Survival Guide

How British MPs can navigate their new (or not-so-new) surroundings.

Welcome to POLITICO’s Westminster Survival Guide, an inside look at the quirks, quandaries and cockamamie traditions of the British parliament.

Get the inside scoop on how to manage the press corps. Check out the 20 MPs to watch in 2020. Find out where to eat, drink and plot.

Happy reading, and welcome to the wild world of Westminster.


Britain’s press pack: A spotter’s guide

Political hacks could be your path to publicity and preferment — and will even buy you lunch. By Jack Blanchard.

Illustration by Ricardo Tomás for POLITICO

Brexit Britain faces the gunboats

Securing a trade deal with the US could require foreign policy concessions. By Emilio Casalicchio.


New UK parliament’s Twitterati, mapped

POLITICO takes a look at who wields the most influence on social media in Westminster. By James O’Malley.

Tom Jay for POLITICO

Guide to Westminster: Where to plot, and where to not

Where to eat, drink, plot and get your hair cut. By Annabelle Dickson.

Ann Kiernan for POLITICO

Lexicon of British politics

Do you know your EDM from your Erskine May? POLITICO has the answers. By Paul Dallison.


Insider’s tips on how to get ahead in Westminster

Former No. 10 Director of Communications on how to win at British politics.

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