Join us

If you aren’t already a member of the union that represents the staff of MPs, we hope you will join today. We welcome all MPs’ staff, whether in constituency offices or in Westminster, of any political party.

Union membership gives you the right to representation in times of trouble and legal advice through the union helpline on matters not related to work. We also campaign to improve our pay and working conditions, and host social events and monthly meetings.

Join as a new member

► Open the membership form here

Return the form to us:

  • by email, to
  • by post, to Roisin McDermott, Office of Ian Mearns MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Join as an existing member of Unite

It’s easy to transfer to our branch. Just send an email to, who can arrange a transfer.

How much does it cost?

Membership type Monthly fee
full-time staff
Monthly fee
part-time staff
Core & Ancillary
(full benefits – see details)
£12.13 £6.07
(standard benefits only – see details)
£11.48 £5.72
Unwaged interns £2.17 £2.17

Frequently asked questions

  • My employer is anti-union – will they find out if I join?
    No. All correspondence is to your home address unless you instruct us otherwise. No central membership list is kept by any Parliamentary authorities.
  • What if I’m already in another union?
    Joint membership is no problem. If you want to stay in another union for historical reasons, no problem – but remember unless you join Unite we can’t advise you.
  • I probably won’t have time to attend branch meetings – does that matter?
    No. Just phone or email us with any issues you would like to see raised – that’s what many of our members in constituency offices do. If you have a major issue to raise, you can write an article for our branch mailing or newsletter.


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