Committee sub-editor Cara describes the adrenaline rush of her job and how it has changed in the light of virtual Committee sittings.
It's about nine months since MPs began to participate in business in the Commons Chamber via video link. Here are a few things that have changed for us (and for your reading experience) in that time.
Hansard is looking for new parliamentary reporters. We’d like to hear from you, whether you’ve never thought of a job in Parliament or you’ve wanted to work here all your life. Read this post to find out more about the process.
Hansard is recruiting for Committee Reporters—now! Read this post to learn about the role from someone who already does it.
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