Overview

What can I find here?

Structured versions of publicly available data from the UK parliament, and the source code that was used to generate the data. This is the engine of clever stuff which runs TheyWorkForYou.com and The Public Whip. You might find the TheyWorkForYou API easier to use.

Who can I talk to about it?

Contact the TheyWorkForYou team with any questions, or join the mySociety public email list and say hello.

Types of Data

ParlParse holds a large amount of data about the UK Parliament, in the following broad categories:

  • Members
    Files which describe the current and past members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, their affiliations, government and opposition positions, constituencies, claimed expenses and where to find additional information.

  • Hansard Reports
    Files which describe the current and past members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, their affiliations, government and opposition positions, constituencies, claimed expenses and where to find additional information.

Tools & Code

  • Parser
    The collection of scripts which actually gathers the information and turns it into structured data.

Helping Out

Ask us for help or ideas if you’re extending or improving the parser. Send us patches for even tiny changes you make to get it running on your machine. There’s lots of stuff left to do.

You can see a list of known issues, or report new ones, on our GitHub repository.