Democracy: it’s for everyone

You shouldn’t have to be an expert to understand what goes on in the Scottish Parliament. Your politicians represent you… but what exactly do they do in your name?

TheyWorkForYou takes open data from the Scottish Parliament, and presents it in a way that’s easy to follow – for everyone. So now you can check, with just a few clicks: are They Working For You?

Find out more about TheyWorkForYou

Random debate

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Scottish Parliament debate

Alex Rowley : 2. Earlier this week, this Parliament voted in favour of calling for a halt to the roll-out of universal credit across the United Kingdom. So far, the roll-out has been badly flawed, and the...

Create an alert

Stay informed!

Get an email every time an issue you care about is mentioned in the Scottish Parliament (and more)

Create an alert →

Recently in Parliament

  • School Inspections

    Thursday, 5 October 2017

    Scottish parliament debates

    Elizabeth Smith 5. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will review the school inspection process. (S5F-01606)

  • Lobbying

    Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    Written answers

    Des McNulty (Clydebank and Milngavie) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to participate in the UK Public Affairs Council’s scheme for the voluntary registration of...

What is the Scottish Parliament?

The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.