The Public Whip
1. Implementation procedure
2. Implementation's characteristics
Public Whip is an example of how open data concerning the work of the houses of the British Parliament can be used to create a service allowing for a comprehensive control of the work of particular politicians. The service provides specific information on the work of all the members of the House of Commons and House of Lords. A user can browse the available information by MPs, Houses or sectors, this is to say according to the type of decisions concerning the chosen aspect of the state policy. The covered pieces of information date back to 1997.
Particular MPs can be found in the service either with the use of the list featuring all the names in the alphabetical order or through the available browser which, after entering the user’s postal code, displays the names of MPs relevant to a given location.
Then, the user is provided with profiled information concerning the activity of a given politician (party affiliation, information about the term of office during which a given person was a MP); statistics of the votes of the current Parliament (participation in votes, the votes’ accordance with the solutions suggested by the government); a list of the votes (past and current) during which the politician took part or was in opposition to his parliamentary grouping; links to other sites devoted to the monitoring of politicians’ work –TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem, HearFromYourMP.
The service is integrated to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. it also features a WordPress.com blog.
3. Detailed description categories
|Type of the service's/application user:||
|The application service's usage area:||
|A communication - an indication of all the media and dissemination||
|Access to the full functionality of the service||
|Tracking of user's activity:||
|The service's/application's usage areas||
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|Service's/Application's integration to social networking sites||
|Availability of service/application use instruction||
|Is the connection encrypted?||
4. Service's/Application's integration with social networking sites
|number of fans: 266|
|number of followers: 664, number of tweets: 215|
5. Screen gallery
<<Strona główna/ stopka strony>>
<<Strona głosowania >>
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<<Strona członka izby parlamentu brytyjskiego >>
<<Wykaz szczególnie istotnych, ze względu na aktywność członka parlamentu głosowań.>>
<<Horyzontalne – sektorowe zestawienie głosowań członka izby parlamentu>>
<<Zestawienie wyników głosowań ze względu na tematy – polityki, których dotyczą>>