Powerful ways to hold authority to account for campaigners, activists… and citizens

mySociety is committed to providing free Open Source code, Open Data and repurposable tools that help hold power to account.

Through our work in Democracy, we run projects and services in the UK and globally to support participation in society’s democratic systems, and access to political information and data.

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.

Keep up with the UK’s Parliaments on TheyWorkForYou

Don’t miss the action

Keep track of mentions in Parliament of the things that matter to you.

Set up automatic alerts with TheyWorkForYou

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 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, use parliamentary websites to monitor your politicians’ activities.

Find out more about the Parliamentary Monitoring sites we’ve built with partners.

WriteToThem for citizens and campaigns

Screenshot of WriteToThem.com

Get in touch with politicians

WriteToThem provides a very easy way for people to contact their elected representatives, at all levels — even if they don’t know who they are. All that’s needed is a postcode. Try it out here.

Running a campaign and want your supporters to write to their MPs? WriteToThem can be very simply integrated with your own website. Find out more here.

Public Square An action research project

mySociety, in collaboration with the Democratic Society, is working with several local authorities and communities in a two-year action research project to explore ways to improve citizen engagement in democracy.

See the Public Square website to learn more about how we’re working with councils, elected representatives, community and voluntary sector organisations.

Innovation in Democracy
Research to inform Local Government

mySociety is working with the RSA, Involve and the Democratic Society to support three local authorities in this project. The councils are trialing models of deliberative democracy, to discover how best to involve citizens in decision-making. Read more about it here.

Climate Assembly UK
A people’s assembly to advise Parliament

mySociety is responsible for the digital platform supporting Climate Assembly UK — a citizens’ assembly commissioned by six House of Commons Select Committees. The assembly will look at how the UK will reach its net zero emissions climate target by 2050, and recommend measures that can be put in place to help reduce carbon emissions. Read more about it here.

Research and evidence

Discover best practice for civic and democratic projects.

Access mySociety’s research papers.

Query our data to come to your own conclusions.

Explore our datasets.