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Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Madeleine Moon: ...democratic institutions, and we take an active role in them in spreading democracy, spreading information and, in my case in particular, dealing with the defence and security of the United Kingdom. TheyWorkForYou says that I have above-average commitments in terms of debates, I ask above-average numbers of questions and I have an above-average response to my electorate when I have letters,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (26 Jun 2019)

James Heappey: ...done and our constituents are very interested in the matter. Mr Speaker, you have done great things to make the proceedings of the House more intelligible to the public beyond, and websites such as TheyWorkForYou have done likewise, yet because there was no Division on Monday, the unanimous support for that legislation will go unrecorded by TheyWorkForYou. At a time when the public think...

Proxy Voting (22 Jan 2019)

Andrea Leadsom: I totally agree with the hon. Lady. I know that, in response to her raising this same issue during the debate we had a couple of months ago, the website agreed to change what it was putting on its website about MPs who are on pairing arrangements because of maternity leave, so that it did not indicate that they were incredibly lazy. All of us expressed our disgust at the...

Department for Work and Pensions: Members’ Representations (16 Jan 2019)

Justin Tomlinson: ...there is agreement. We talk about office casework. We all have busy offices and have to prioritise casework and supporting our constituencies. I am very proud to have been rated third out of 650 on on helping constituents. I absolutely understand the importance of casework. One of my staff specialises in this area, has visited the jobcentre with me and talked to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Jan 2019)

Julian Lewis: According to that invaluable website TheyWorkForYou, the Prime Minister has assured the House on no fewer than 74 previous occasions that we will be leaving the EU on 29 March. Will she categorically confirm today that there is absolutely no question at all of delaying that date?

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes (7 Jan 2019)

Julian Lewis: According to that excellent website TheyWorkForYou, the Prime Minister has assured the House on no fewer than 74 occasions that we will be leaving the EU on 29 March. Will the Secretary of State confirm that in no circumstances will that date be postponed?

Christmas Adjournment — [David Hanson in the Chair] (20 Dec 2018)

Paul Maynard: ...clean cup each time. The hon. Member for Glasgow North East has been reviewing his statistics as he finishes his first full year. As someone who used to do that, can I warn him that the tyranny of can be an unpredictable guide to future activity? The further he shins up the greasy pole, the fewer his opportunities to participate might be. As Scottish MP of the Year, he...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Valerie Vaz: ...formalised system. I remember how my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton North East (Emma Reynolds) was vilified and how, as she was sitting here during the previous debate on this issue, TheyWorkForYou decided to change its mind on the policy—and rightly so. All credit to her for going through an election at a very difficult time. She is my constituency neighbour, and we all felt...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Hannah Bardell: ...significant challenges with weather and geography. This is also about the discourse and narrative we have in politics with each other, and that the press have with us. Members have spoken about TheyWorkForYou and the digital environment, how our votes are recorded, and how all the systems and processes around politics and how we do it need to be more transparent and reflective. If we have...

Personal Independence Payments — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (31 Jan 2018)

Neil Gray: ...They showed total disrespect to those Members who have prepared speeches and not been called, and total disrespect to the disabled people watching this debate. They turned up to get their names on TheyWorkForYou and up their speaking record, then cleared off halfway through the debate. That is cynical, disrespectful behaviour and I hope they will reflect on it. In this otherwise...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — backbench business — Thames Valley Technology Sector (17 Mar 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ...has the potential to bring new products to market, boost jobs and growth and transform the way we work. Even in this place, that transformation has started to happen, with Hansard online and with TheyWorkForYou, through which we are held to account for how long we speak, what we speak about and how we vote—not that that is a signal that I wish to speak for the full 90 minutes today,...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — backbench business — Digital Democracy (10 Mar 2015)

Meg Hillier: ..., unless they know what is going on in this place, that will not be possible, and it is opaque. We wanted to see Hansard, for example, in a proper open-data format. Staff in my own office use TheyWorkForYou, which I commend as a website because its algorithms, through its screen scraping—a very old-fashioned approach—give easier access to data about my voting record than I have if I...

Public Bill Committee: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Clause 35 - The Adjudicator (28 Oct 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...I note that it prompted our Whip to remark, “This is the best speech to date.” That is one way to get praise and approval. We were all intrigued by the hon. Gentleman’s search for himself on This self-searching for terms on online tools seems to be a habit for Opposition Members, after the infamous Ed Balls on Twitter. None the less, the hon. Gentleman makes an...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Graham Stuart: ...wrongdoing that is of a criminal character or that is so severe that a Member is suspended for 21 days that upsets the public. If Members look at the data that WriteToThem, which is part of the TheyWorkForYou stable of internet tools, used to produce its league table, they will see that an awful lot of colleagues from all parties appeared not to respond to constituents: they did not write...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Written Questions (10 Jul 2014)

Tom Blenkinsop: In a recent TheyWorkForYou survey, it was found that less than half of parliamentary questions receive a satisfactory response. Does the Deputy Leader of the House think that is acceptable?

British Values: Teaching — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (25 Jun 2014)

Guy Opperman: .... Like many hon. Members, I will make my full speech available on my website, While my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis) may have 98 followers on, my 17,000 followers will, I am sure, greatly enjoy this particular speech.

Point of Order (17 Jun 2014)

Andy Sawford: ...had been invited to the event. Some had known about it for days, others perhaps for longer. The written answer dated 10 June then disappeared from the Parliament website and has been removed from TheyWorkForYou and other sources. I am delighted that Rushden Lakes is going ahead, but I am disappointed by the way that I was misled and the discourtesy to my constituents, and concerned about...

Written Answers — Justice: Courts (10 Apr 2014)

Shailesh Vara: ..., whether the caller is using a fixed line or a mobile phone—see: m130423/text/130423w0004.htm#130423w0004. htm_wqn27 and &s=Vaz+0845#g175002.q0 The number of 08 numbers used by the Department has fallen by 55% since December 2009.

Written Answers — Justice: Telephone Services (10 Feb 2014)

Shailesh Vara: ..., whether the caller is using a fixed line or a mobile phone—see: m130423/text/130423w0004.htm#130423w0004. htm_wqn27 and 175002.h&s=Vaz+0845#g175002.q0 The Department currently uses 41 0300 numbers, and is in the process of changing more 0845 numbers to 0300; this includes...

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill: Clause 3 — MPs to be disqualified for membership of Assembly (9 Jul 2013)

Gregory Campbell: ...records. That is one and only one element of performance. If we look at oral contributions, written questions and the tabling of motions, we see a very different picture. It is worth looking at which can show us who is performing well and who is not.

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