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An easy way to access data from the UK's parliaments and regional assemblies
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API (Application Programming Interface). Is a program that allows you to query a database — in this case, TheyWorkForYou's vast amount of parliamentary data, updated daily — for information.
No more manual searching, spreadsheet formatting or out of date information — let the API bring you the data you need, so you can get straight to work.
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Many, many things! Here are some examples:
List of MPs, MSPs, MLAs or Lords on that date
Constituency, MP’s name, party, dates, image, position and other basic information
Input: Constituency name
Centre point or bounding polygon of that constituency
Debates, written answers, minister statements recorded in Parliament on that date
To see more examplesView the documentation →
British Canoeing's Clear Waters campaign encourages supporters to sign a petition and then displays on a map how many have signed from each constituency.
The Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) analysed parliamentary speeches over 50 years as part of their research into whether there had been a rise in the use of statistics and numbers in political discourse.
Carbon Brief looked into the use of the phrases "climate change", "global warming" and "greenhouse effect" by different political parties as well as individual MPs for this longform analysis.
Money Advice Trust's StopTheKnock campaign used the API as one piece of the code behind this map project, showing the number of times council bailiffs were sent to collect on debts within each area.
“The API is a very useful tool that has saved us days of development work. It is the backbone to our online petition process.”
Head of Digital, British Canoeing