MP | Member of Parliament

Member of Parliament | MP, MEP, MSP etc.

MP is a post-nominal abbreviation used by members of elected bodies such as a parliament or legislative assembly. These officials use (before their name) the honorific to which they are entitled – Mr./Ms./Dr./etc. – followed by their (full name). After the honorific+name, the initials of their elected body appears.

For example, a member of the Parliament of the UK would be in writing:
——-Mr./Ms./Dr./etc. (Full Name), MP

Other assembles follow the same pattern of honorific + name + post-nominals.

Other assemblies’s post-nominals include:
——-For members of the European Parliament – MEP
——-For members of the Scottish Parliament – MSP
——-For members of the Canadian (and other) Parliaments – MP
——-For members of various Provincial or Territorial Parliaments & Assemblies MLA / MPP / etc.

In conversation use only the honorific + name. No post-nominal is included.
——-Mr./Ms./Dr./etc. (Surname)


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.
___What I don’t cover on this site are many things I do cover in my book: all the rules of forms of address, about names, international titles, precedence, complimentary closes, details on invitations, place cards, all sorts of introductions, etc. I hope you’ll get a copy of the book if you’d like the further detail.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”