Data

General Issues
Governance & Political Institutions
Specific Topics
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Government Transparency
Location
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
National
Links
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
Decision Methods
Not Applicable
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
New Media

CASE

TheyWorkforYou.com - Informing Voters Online about UK Parliament

April 4, 2019 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
December 14, 2018 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
September 15, 2017 mhussain001
General Issues
Governance & Political Institutions
Specific Topics
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Government Transparency
Location
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
National
Links
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
No
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
Decision Methods
Not Applicable
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
New Media
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TheyWorkForYou is an online participatory website intended to promote democratic education and access to governance for UK residents and citizens, by providing information on the votes and policies of Members of Parliament (MPs).

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Problems and Purpose

‘Theyworkforyou’ which operates under www.theyworkforyou.com offers access to a diverse set of democratic innovations thereby promoting participation and democracy in different ways. From voting behaviour to historical and recent debates, the information portrayed is simple to understand. As well, access to the website is made easier by a deliberately user-friendly interface. Theyworkforyou also provides a searchable database of all UK Members of Parliament including a short profile, a portrait picture, and a brief history of their political career. 

The voting behaviour section of the website allows one to compare their personal views against their representatives in how they vote on various policies in parliament. This helps the user determine whether they share any common ground with MPs on different policies. Theyworkforyou also offer RSS feeds and a ‘subscribe to your MP’ option where users receive email updates on MP speeches, debates, etc. Finally, the website collects its data from the ‘Hansard’ ensuring users the information supplied to them is from official transcripts.

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

‘Theyworkforyou’ is one of many sites promoting democracy under mySociety.com. 

Participant Recruitment and Selection 

Methods and Tools Used 

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects 

Analysis and Lessons Learned 

See Also

Voter Information Services 

Civic Education 

References

External Links

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/

Notes

Lead Image: TheyWorkForYou https://goo.gl/QZJEHE

Secondary Image: TheyWorkForYou.com https://goo.gl/OyvY79