Politicians' assistants provide administrative support to elected politicians. They also help with secretarial tasks, research and publicity.
Politicians' assistants may be referred to as (depending on where they are based), personal assistants (PAs), research assistants, case workers or executive secretaries.
Although job titles and locations vary, the basic task is to do whatever behind-the-scenes work is necessary to enable Politicians to represent their constituents. Politicians generally have between one and three assistants.