1. WriteToThem’s 2007 MP responsiveness statistics published

    This post refers to the statistics we published for 2007. If you would like to see the latest responsiveness figures on WriteToThem, please visit www.writetothem.com/stats/.

    New statistics, made by Francis, for your interest and elucidation. They’ll make their way onto TheyWorkForYou shortly.

  2. Peer Pressure: The House of Lords Opens Today

    Today mySociety launches a pair of complementary services sprinkling some of our democratic pixie dust on the House of Lords:

    Between them, these new services let you:

    • Identify a Lord who is interested in an issue of interest to you.
    • Write to any Lord you want via WriteToThem.com
    • View individual Peer profile pages including attendance at votes, most recent speeches, rebelliousness and more.
    • Get custom email alerts every time a certain Lord speaks, or when a word or phrase is spoken by anyone in the Lords. Over 5000 people will be mailed with unique updates today alone.
    • Produce league tables of which Lord or which MP has spoken words or phrases the most (handy for identifying which members show a public interest in which issues issues).
    • Search, read and annotate Lords Hansard back to 1999

    Collectively we think that these tools should help pour light into the activities and workings of the House of Lords, and help members of the public develop productive relationships with the peers who vote on issues of importance to all of us.