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How technology can help you monitor your MP’s performance - Steve Goodrich

A talk from the second Parliament, politics and data meetup

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How technology can help you monitor your MP’s performance - Steve Goodrich

  1. 1. Mid-term review How technology can help you monitor your MP’s performance Steve Goodrich Senior Research Officer www.transparency.org.uk
  2. 2. Being an MP: Job Description www.transparency.org.uk Responsibilities: • their constituents • Parliament • their political party For example: • advising constituents on problems • representing the concerns of their constituents in Parliament • acting as a figurehead for the local community https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-information- office/fymp/yaympenglish.pdf
  3. 3. Organisational values www.transparency.org.uk Selflessness Integrity Objectivity Accountability Openness Honesty Leadership
  4. 4. Some basic metrics www.transparency.org.uk https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
  5. 5. Key votes www.transparency.org.uk https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
  6. 6. Conflicts of interest www.transparency.org.uk Register of Members Financial Interests Parliament.uk TheyWorkForYou GitHub MembersInterests
  7. 7. What else would be good? www.transparency.org.uk
  8. 8. www.transparency.org.uk
  9. 9. What else would be good? www.transparency.org.uk
  10. 10. Don’t wait for the worst to happen… www.transparency.org.uk
  11. 11. Almost a third of UK respondents thought ‘most’ or ‘all’ MPs were corrupt Transparency International, Global Corruption Barometer 2016 www.transparency.org.uk

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