Video conferencing has become a big part of working for a lot of people during lockdown. In this post, we share some of our formative experiences of reporting a virtual Parliament.
Like everyone in the world in these times of social distancing, Hansard staff are having to find ways of working differently to get our job done. We want to share with you how that experience is going.
On the morning after election night, Hansard reporters get down to the task of learning all the new faces. It's a big job, but getting to see new MPs in the flesh before we start reporting their speeches certainly helps.
There can be few people in the UK who get quite as excited about election night as Hansard reporters, but some staff will be paying closer attention to the results than most, as they work through the night in preparation for an influx of new MPs.
General elections present Hansard staff with a big challenge that is essential to the job: committing to memory the names and faces of all new MPs.
Parliamentary Reporter Will shares what he learnt during his five-month secondment to Civil Service Learning's Parliamentary Capability Team
Believe it or not, Hansard reporters are all-round athletes. This post explains why we need stamina, speed and teamwork to get our job done.
When people think of Hansard reporters, they often think of the main Chamber, but there’s a whole team responsible for reporting Westminster Hall and the Committees of the House. Joe Briggs takes you undercover for a day in his world.
Hansard is a no-fail operation: come rain or shine, reports of debates in the Chamber and Committees are always published. We reflect on how Hansard's wartime staff managed to get the job done in testing conditions.
As summer draws to a close, find out what Hansard staff get up to during the parliamentary recess.