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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 benches and influence proceedings in the House. And in the process it provides the outsider with a riveting insight into life as a Member.

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