MP financial interests for 2010 - 2018
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MP Financial Interests

2010 - 2018.

CSV dataset extracted from the UK House of Commons Register of Members' Financial Interests http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/contents1415.htm

The data is available as CSV file: https://github.com/sparkd/mp-financial-interests/tree/master/data/financial-interests-2010-18.csv (created 7th April 2018).

Data extracted:

Field Description
Member name The name of the Member of Parliament (honorifics removed)
Title Interest type title e.g Employment and earnings
Type code Numeric type code 1-10, denoting interest type. Important note: the codes changed in 2015. So Employment and earnings has code 2 in sessions before 2015; code 1 in post-2015 sessions.)
Amount The registered amount of the interest, in pounds.
Date The registered date of the interest (not necessarily the actual date of the interest)
Description Full description of the interest, extracted directly from register.
Session The parliamentary session the interest is included in - e.g. 2010-12; 2015-16

The script used to create this dataset is available at: https://github.com/benscott/mp-financial-interests