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1 Data anlaysis (using existing data)
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4 Graph of how many MPs defect in each vote over time
5 Watch for loyalty going down after start of term, to lowest at midterm,
6 then up again
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8 Rebels who voted against this division, also voted against this division...
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10 "Performance tests" for government - turning excessive monitoring and
11 testing back onto them.
12 corruptometer, loyaltometer, evilness, sleepometer, waffle-meter
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13 Top day of week for voting. Distribution for individual MPs.
14 - this person is never there on Thursdays!
15
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16 Measure a sudden drop in attendance rate - so you could see that the MP
17 used to vote a certain % of the time and now doesn't. This will
18 detect illness/injury/busy for some other reason.
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20 Create classification tree so it offers some division questions for you
21 to pick from, and tells you your party. As does here for EDMs:
22 http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/~magpn/Research/Politics/whovote.htm
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24 Use abstention rates to highlight interesting divisions, where lots of
25 people didnt turn up.
26 Pick divisions with extreme "Extra Turnouts" (for the main parties) -
27 these will be interesting
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28 Plot "Extra Turnout" over time - so can see how abstention rates change.
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30 Additional numeric data
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32
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33 Find "Motion made, and Question proposed," and "Question put and agreed
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34 to." when there was no division. Record these "virtual divisions" as
35 divisions, as they are really, just they were totally uncontested for
36 whatever reason. Count them up and see where and how many there are,
37 whether there are more near bedtime etc.
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39 Put time of division, so can work out importance (late at night less
40 governmental)
41 Also length of debate leading up to division
42 Intended length of debate
43
44 It is worth looking for MPs who spoke but did not vote. This is a good
45 way to detect active abstentions. It may also have all sorts of other
46 interesting meanings.
47 division.php?date=2003-06-10&number=224&showall=yes
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48 Count how many times MP spoke in a debate, or on the day
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50 What can we learn from the information that aye/no comes first, and
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51 from the information as to whether government or not government is
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52 aye or no?
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54 How many articles do Labour MPs supply to the Times, for example?
55 Collate all MPs articles in newspapers
56
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57 First term MPs vs. old warhorses. More rebellious? Less attentive?
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59 Value of the vote. What is the monetary expenditure cost of agreeing
60 the motion? Graph against time spent discussing, and see how silly the
61 correlation is.
62
63 Measure lobbying power behind each issue (expenditure by interested
64 parties). Again, correlate to time spent on it.
65
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66 Provide local program for pressure groups. Parses their list of
67 post-code membership, and creates a table of MPs who are doing the least
68 where the group has the most supporters. Finds good targets for
69 lobbying.
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71 Additional text content
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73
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74 House of Lords divisions
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76 Hansard search and browser.
77 - Decent search engine of structure data (database by MP who said what when)
78 - Highlight MPs names, with their party, how they voted in this
79 division, if they rebelled, links to their details page etc.
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81 Written answers.
82
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83 Issue sub-selector. User can log in, name an issue, and say which way
84 votes should have gone to satisfy him on that issue. Get all manner of
85 people to make issues for next general election.
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86 - info to help select which votes and which way should have voted
87 - SP adopters / constituency
88 - Auto email to adopters in each ward
89 - include journalism, so a comment on the issue / on each vote
90 - who made the issue is crucial, as some expertise is needed, and
91 viewers of the site need to understand any bias that they have
92 - Report to take into your MP constituency surgery
93 - Let NGO entere postcodes of their supporters (in their own client app)
94 and use these to find MPs where the most people agree with the issue,
95 but the MP has voted the other way.
96 Do Iraq subselection ourselves
97 Do climate change subselection
98
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99 Software to follow all legislation sources:
100 - parliamentary bills - which can be introduced into either House
101 - white papers - on the parliamentary website I think
102 - green papers - not sure
103 - other consultative papers issues by departments
104 - consultative papers issues by other statutory bodies such as regulators
105 - papers from the downing st Performance and Innovation Unit
106 - EDMs
107 - private members bills
108 - 10 minute rule bills
109 - EC directives which have to be implemneted in domsetic law
110 - the Queen's speech
111 - international treaties which apart from major EU treaties are ratified
112 under the Ponsonby Rule without a vote in parliament.
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114 Link from division to draft of Bill which is being debated
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115 http://www.parliament.uk/what_s_on/what_s_on.cfm
116 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200203/cmstand/cmstand.htm
117 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/pabills.htm
118 http://bills.ais.co.uk
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120 Group votes by Whitehall department, so you can see areas of interest
121 (idea from Sirius at Oxfam)
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123 Put in EDMs, so can see who supports an EDM and follows it through to
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124 actual vote (idea from Sirius at Oxfam)
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125 http://edm.ais.co.uk/
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127 Analyse an MP's interests by their rebellions - work out a summary of
128 their special interests. Also link to which debates they spoke in.
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130 Committees, and voting in committee
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132 Usability
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134
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135 Show ... for cut down text, but you can click the dots to open it out
136 again.
137
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138 Email reports to people when search queries change
139 e.g. When your MP has voted. When he has rebelled. When an issue is
140 voted on, and so on.
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141 RSS feed of your MP's votes
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143 Show majority in division table - sort by which ones majority was least on?
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145 Link from MP to other sources of info
146 - Ask Aristotle
147 - Fax your MP
148 - Speeches on Hansard
149 Link from search engine to
150 - link to search Hansard?
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152 Links to other political resource websites
153
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154 Print reason left parliament in table at top of mp.php
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156 links.php - takes links to days and chunks, does a redirect reduce
157 bandwidth, and do tracking of where people link through to
158
159 Put divisions on same day as easy links from division page
160 Put similar divisions on links
161
162 META keywords (for search engine description)
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163
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164 Colour blind people, or indeed blind people, need a better rebel marker
165 than redness in MPs division list. Boldness is one idea.
166
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167 Log failed searches so we can improve the search engine
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169 mod_gzip to reduce bandwidth
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170 Make sure fast CGI keeps db connections somehow
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171 Share DB connection with main code and registration code
172 Use hotcopy or similar for new db uploading
173 http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/mysqlhotcopy.html
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174
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175 Paragraph text needs max-width, so it can be shrunken
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176
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177 - about the authors, so feels personal to people
178 - consider breadcrumb trail
179 - about section (not all FAQ?)
180 - company name/logo at topleft, search at topright
181 - print stylesheet media="print" removing menus
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183 > (One comment: obviously all your pages are going to get
184 > indexed in, e.g., Google fairly shortly. For some search
185 > terms -- names of obscurer MPs and of pieces of
186 > legislation -- you'll be quite high up the results. It
187 > might be worth putting a one-sentence description of the
188 > project at the top of each results page to explain what's
189 > going on, since some of the pages might look a touch
190 > confusing for the first-time visitor.)
191
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192 Political toolbar - easy searches. Popup links automatically on MP's
193 names in Internet Explorer.
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195 Gimmicks
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198 Fantasy party/cabinet, based on voting.
199 Virtual top trumps - choose your favourites, play them, lose them, try
200 to get ones whose careers are on the up.
201
202 Real top-trump cards (rebelliousness, attendance, term of office, majority, age...)
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204 Actually post a whipping sheet to MPs. This would arrive every week at
205 the same time as their party whipping sheet. It would tell them how
206 many voters in their constituency have register with organisations which
207 would like them to vote particular ways.
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208 Decentralised - get our mailing list subscribers to print the PDF and
209 post it to them.
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211 Make big wall chart of cluster diagram - colour, pretty
212 Maybe even sell it to people
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214 Newsletter (may be better than blog that you have)
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216 Broader context
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218
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219 European Parliament.
220 Minutes here:
221 http://www3.europarl.eu.int/omk/omnsapir.so/calendar?APP=PV1
222 Attendance rates are pre processed here:
223 http://www.europarliament.net/
224
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225 Do it for all Hansards in CHEA:
226 http://www.hansard-westminster.co.uk/links.asp
227
228 Indian parliament. Give them clustering.
229 Form UK equivalents of:
230 "Committee for Assurances" - track all promises
231 "Committee for Attendance" - see which seats should be declared vacant
232 "Spectrum of Interest" - what subjects in career they followed, so can
233 tell if would be no use as Minister for Education
234 Analyse all task MP does, time spent, and see if they are doing either
235 enough or implausibly too much.
236
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237 Dublin parliament
238 http://www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie/
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240 Letter writing campaign by their constituents to MPs who use procedure
241 in an entirely negative way - for example here, when Labour maliciously
242 moved the house to sit in private, in order to stop the democratic
243 discussion of the role of ministerial advisers
244 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmhansrd/cm030314/debtext/30314-19.htm
245
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246 About one MP
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249 Name (title, first, last)
250 Photo
251 Party
252 Parliamentary terms served
253 Failed candidacy
254 Home page
255 Constituency address / phone / fax
256 Parliament address / phone / fax
257 Email
258 Surgery times
259 Date of birth
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260 http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/alms.cfm
261 http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/mps97.htm
262 http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/mps.htm
263 http://www.election.demon.co.uk/strengths.html
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265 Bio (journalistic)
266 http://www.politicallinks.co.uk
267 http://www.dodonline.co.uk/politics2/BIOG/MP_BIOGS/bio.asp?id=0163
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269 Salary
270 Expenses - London stay (£150/night!), motoring
271 Pension
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273 Register of interests
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274 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem
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275 Donations they have made (to political parties?)
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276 http://www.cleanpolitix.com
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277 Entry from Who's who
278 Company directorships
279 Links to info on companies involved with
280
281 Recent speeches (text)
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282 http://www.publications.parliament.uk
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283 Voting record
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284 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmhansrd.htm
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285 Committee membership
286 Bills placed before parliament
287 Video of them in parliament (or elsewhere)
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288 Written questions asked and answered
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290 Local council positions
291 Mayorships
292
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293 Responsiveness to faxes (also photo?)
294 http://www.faxyourmp.com/stats.php3
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295 Voting activity
296 Number of questions asked
297 Time spent in parliament
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299 News mentions (Google news)
300 Weblog mentions
301 Search engine hits
302 Links to their home page
303
304 Comments/user provided links
305 As much data historical, as well as current
306
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307 Sources:
308 http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-816,00.html
309 http://www.epolitix.com
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311 Links
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314 POLIS (database of written answers, speeches and other things):
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315 http://www.polis.parliament.uk/
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317 Weekly Information Bulletin
318 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmwib.htm
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319 Motion being voted on:
320 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmagenda.htm
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321 All info from parliament listed in one place:
322 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm/cmpubns.htm
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324 Voting and question attendence
325 http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2003/rp03-032.pdf
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327 Internal to MPs:
328 Parliamentary Data and Video Network (PDVN) mentioned here:
329 http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo020130/text/20130w11.htm
330
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331 All about Hansard, and how they work:
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332 http://www.hansard-westminster.co.uk
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