They Work For You

I have been meaning to talk about this for so long that it almost seems like old news – but hey – I just got round to it. I have to say you haven’t missed much in the months I prevaricated though…

It’s called http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ and it’s a service where you can send messages to your MP -among other things, and sign up for an email notification every time they speak in the House. Ours is Nick Raynsford, of course, and I can guarantee you’re not going to get inundated with emails. Most of them consist of comments of the “Hear, hear” variety and disclosures of interest whenever new-build housing is mentioned.

Still, I guess he is at least telling us about his chairmanship of the Construction Industry Council and the National Housebuilding Council, disclosure not being a common thing in the government just now. Just don’t expect any support for objections to new-builds in the area…

The site logs all kinds of things about our MPs – from the important – how many times Our Nick spoke in parliament (average), replied to written questions (well below average) voted (above average,) – to the frivolous – did you know he used three-word alliterative phrases (‘she sells sea-shells’) 533 times in debates last year – well above, apparently, the national average.

There you go – something to be proud of…


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