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Do you have an interest in current affairs? Do you have strong ideas about how to run the country? If so maybe a career in politics is calling? 

Becoming an MP is far from being the only way into a career in politics, and many opportunities do not require a degree in politics, though experiences with a political party or in student politics is useful. 

Other roles in politics include working as a parliamentary researcher for an MP or for a political party or trade union. 

If you have an aptitude for communication, marketing and using social media you could be working as a PR consultant, as a special adviser to a government department or a party agent organising election campaigns. 

You could also be working for an organisation lobbying MPs to support a specific cause. If you enjoy hanging out in the Houses of Parliament with MPs and getting the latest ‘off the record’ comments you could be a political journalist.

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