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November 2004

8 November 2004

NEW! MPs' Expenses

At the bottom of each MP's page, you can now see how much money your MP has claimed in allowances over the past three years.

For example, it is good to note that Barbara Roche, a North London MP, does not claim excessive travel expenses.

Bear in mind that proper democracy does cost money, so please think twice before using these data as a stick with which to beat your MP. An "expensive" MP might be providing excellent value for money. And vice versa.

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27 November 2004

RSS feed of your MP's recent appearances

Don't forget you can keep track of any MP's recent House of Commons appearances via an RSS newsfeed. You'll find the link in the right-hand column of each individual MP's page.

For example, the RSS feed of Barabara Roche's recent appearances in the House of Commons can be found at the following web address:

RSS is a simple way to publish & distribute content which is frequently updated (learn more here.)

Some enlightened MPs are now incorporating this useful feed of their Parliamentary activity into their websites. See Richard Allen's website for a good example.

Posted at 16:38:41 | Link to this