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Pledge “twfypatrons”

"I will donate £5 a month to become a Patron of TheyWorkForYou but only if 250 other people will donate as much or more on a regular basis, too."

— Tom Steinberg, Director, mySociety

Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2010
144 people signed up, 106 more were needed

More details
TheyWorkForYou.com does many good things, but we'd like it to do many more. We want to do things like:

* Add 'Future Business' of Parliament, upcoming votes and debates, with alert features.
* More information on MPs, including more on expenses
* More regularly update the pages which show how politicians vote from Public Whip (i.e. "This person voted moderately for X")
* Add new tools to help scrutinise for secondary legislation
* Add individal pages for each bill as it passes through Parliament
* Introduce a new feature showing which ministers haven't answered written questions
* Get ready for this summer's blockbuster constitutional revolution, currently promised by all parties

We need the funding to be ongoing because the business of running TheyWorkForYou never stops - there's always new data which needs fixing, new issues which are raised, new servers to buy and so on.

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Comments on this pledge

  • I'd consider giving a 5'er a month to mysociety, rather than TWFY specifically.
    Stephen Elves, 4 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Can you please post up a PO address where people who can't afford £5 per month and who do not have a credit card can post postal orders ect to, as there are many poorer people who would love to support They Work For You.
    Zoompad, 4 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Zoompad - the charity's postal address is here: http://www.ukcod.org.uk/Contact

    Thanks!
  • I think that "They Work For You" do a wonderful job in making the workings of democracy available to thousands of people.

    The 'Comment' function is particularly useful, because you can place your response right next to the speech in question.

    I am happy to become a patron of this website.
  • Lisa Greenwood
    Jack Harper, 4 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This information should be publicly available. Knowing what our own and other MPs are doing on our behalf make the system more transparent and may make the increasingly disafected populace feel they know ( and can control through their vote) what is going on.
    Peter Catterall, 4 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • £5 a month, what about the NI Assembly
    tom mcclelland, 4 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • They Work for You do a superb job... Become a patron and you'll be helping make our democracy better...
  • I'm happy to help drag UK politics kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Keep up the good work.
  • Was a beautiful page. Thanks to the designers and managers...
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Tom Steinberg, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Etienne Pollard
  • Mark Longair
  • Alex Ingram
  • Caroline Charlton
  • Mark Simpkins
  • Martin Burns
  • Zoe Nolan
  • David Salgado
  • Stefan Magdalinski
  • James Wallis
  • Andrew Whitehouse
  • George Counsell
  • Terence Eden
  • Cait Hurley
  • Will Moffat
  • Sheila Thomson
  • Tim Morley
  • Saul Albert
  • Gervase Markham
  • Philip John
  • William
  • Richard Robinson
  • Heather Brooke
  • Andy Dulson
  • James Christie
  • Paul Whitehouse
  • Dan Byer
  • Andrew Shirley
  • Scott Keir
  • John Cross
  • Ben Handley
  • Emmanouil Schizas
  • Jenny S-T
  • Max Hellicar
  • Catherine MacArthur
  • Mark Oxley
  • Richard Murray
  • stella morris
  • Simon Whittaker
  • Roger Herbert
  • Bob Nicholson
  • Shane McCracken
  • matthew ward
  • alastair campbell
  • Iain Montgomery
  • Lucas Dixon
  • David Mendus
  • Peter Wainman
  • Alexandra Wood
  • simon rea
  • Helena Lourenco
  • Rachel Wrathall
  • Rachel Coleman Finch
  • Sameen Farouk
  • Reverand Ray Khan (UCTAA)
  • Franbury
  • james thellusson
  • Kearn Malin
  • Gillian Troughton
  • Jenny Sheridan
  • Russ Garrett
  • Khairoun Abji
  • Alexander Trewby
  • Clive MacDonald
  • Chris Harrison
  • David Jones
  • sally wainman
  • Jo Swinson
  • Fuad Al-Tawil
  • Alison Goldsworthy
  • James Ball
  • Lady A J Baseley
  • cathy cross
  • John Ridge
  • Patrick Chamberlain
  • eddie
  • Ed Kelly
  • Lee Moore
  • John Drinkwater
  • Micah Sifry
  • Margaret Campbell
  • Dominic Pinto
  • Andrew Walker
  • Richard Cheng
  • Finola Kelly
  • Ian Mansfield
  • Charles Hilken
  • Nicolette King
  • Gerard McCormick
  • Peter Bowyer
  • Nigel Metheringham
  • Matthew de Unger Brown
  • Crispin Jones
  • Dave Whiteland
  • Ben Sansum
  • Phil Oddy
  • Dustin McGivern
  • John McGuire
  • Martin Tod
  • Peter Catterall
  • John Goss
  • Jeremy Westhead
  • Tina Riches
  • Deborah Woudhuysen
  • peter wells
  • Struan Donald
  • Ben Soffa
  • Nick Richards
  • Henry Dillon
  • Vaci Koblizek
  • h2g2bob
  • James Fairbairn
  • Alison Wolf
  • Thomas A Hawkins
  • Manar Hussain
  • Craig W Walsh
  • Seb Schmoller
  • Sabine K McNeill
  • Ben Rawlings
  • David Durant
  • michael graves
  • Rufus Pollock
  • James Cronin
  • Anne campbell
  • Lewis
  • Paul Rayner
  • Matthew Clayson
  • 17 people who did not want to give their names, 2 of whom have done the pledge

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