Powerful ways to hold authority to account for campaigners and activists
mySociety is committed to providing free Open Source code, Open Data and repurposable tools that help hold power to account. Through our Democracy projects, we seek to define and contribute to the Democratic Commons, to benefit everyone.
If you belong to an organisation that runs campaigns, hopes to bring about change, or relies on getting the voice of your supporters heard, you’ll find that our tools give you a head start.
Or maybe you’re simply a citizen who wants to help change the world. We can help you, too.
TheyWorkForYou for citizens and campaigners
See who your MP is
As well as how they’ve voted, and what they’ve said.
Don’t miss the action
Keep track of mentions in Parliament of the things that matter to you.
Research your cause
Search an archive of parliamentary debates and votes to show how your cause has been represented, supported… or blocked.
Not just for the UK!
In Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, use parliamentary websites to monitor your politicians’ activities.
The Democratic Commons for researchers and developers
Contribute to our open data
Help contribute towards the world’s most useful data on politicians and governments; or use free, structured politician data in your own website or app.
Find out what other data’s available
From all of UK’s Hansard, to a service that matches postcodes to constituencies, we have a lot of helpful stuff for developers.
Inform voters at election time
Crowdsource a pre-election site or app that informs users about the candidates.
Running a campaign? Help your supporters write to their MP.
When conversations are held in public, everyone’s accountable.
Research and evidence
Discover best practice for civic and democratic projects.
Query our data to come to your own conclusions.
Rebecca Rumbul & Nick Jackson
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