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Most people don’t know the name of their MP, let alone what they’ve been saying in Parliament, or how they’ve voted.
TheyWorkForYou aims to get that changed.
We know that Parliament can be dry, fusty, and even intimidating. And there’s the problem: keeping up just involves too much effort.
Once you get past those barriers, though, you’ll find information that can entertain you, educate you and—no exaggeration—give you the power to get things changed. We think that should be available to everyone.
TheyWorkForYou launched in 2004, taking data and information from official parliamentary sources and adding features that make them easier to understand, like:
And that’s, basically, what we’re all about: making it so easy to follow Parliament, that you, and everyone else, will know exactly what’s going on.
TheyWorkForYou is run by mySociety, a UK charity. We build web tools that make democracy a little more accessible. mySociety is not politically-aligned, and its projects are for everyone to use.
We are funded, in part, by donations from people like you. Here’s how to help support our projects.
Still got questions? Check our FAQs.
Excellent! Then you’ll be glad to know that mySociety works with organisations and people all over the world to help them re-use our code and set up websites like ours.
Our Pombola codebase was created to make it easier to build sites that monitor parliaments – anywhere. Find out more here.
Many thanks to mySociety team members and volunteers alike, past and present, for their work on TheyWorkForYou. Including:
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