What do you know about your MP?

Tabloids tell us what they wear on holiday, and this site makes it just as easy to see what your MP does in his or her work time

Theyworkforyou.com is a non-partisan website that aims to make it easy for people to keep tabs on their elected representatives.

It isn’t concerned with gossip or tittle tattle — it is much more interesting than that.

Simply key in your postcode to find your MP. You are presented with masses of details, including a biography, the number of debates they have spoken in, what topics they have spoken on, their voting record, recent appearances in Parliament, the Register of Members’ Interests, their expenses and more.

You can also search the site via phrases on anything said in the Commons since 2001, or scroll through a list of all 658 MPs.

I liked the record on expenses, broken down by various items and compared to a ranking table of other MPs. It makes my expenses claim look very meagre indeed.

The site judges the MPs on their response rate to enquires, how strong they vote on certain topics and whether they ever rebel against their party.

There is a link under each MP, to enable you to write to them. And you can contribute to topics of debate and recent events in Parliament yourself, or add information to the site. If you are confused about the meaning of some parliamentary language, just search the A-Z glossary of terms so you will be able to tell your ‘Black Rod’ from your ‘Filibuster’.

Put together by volunteers who noted that Parliament is probably the only large taxpayer-funded organisation whose performance is not measured and published, this site helps people to get more involved in politics. Thoroughly recommended.

Dr Bryan Palmer is now a GP in Australia

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