Our polling station finder answers one of the most popular questions on election days in the UK.
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Help build the free database of election candidates!
It can be hard to find good information about election candidates online.
So Democracy Club has created the free, public database of UK election candidates.
We need your help to gather the names and contact details of the candidates. Right now, we’re particularly interested in council by-elections.
Check out the list of upcoming elections here and help add candidates and their photos, email addresses or social media accounts.
Local newspapers, local political party websites and Twitter are a good place to start!
Are there are enough people who can write a little code and care enough to maintain one or more councillor scrapers?
As noted yesterday, one of the first problems with creating a single list of all UK representatives is finding the links to each local list spread across local government websites.
In this technical blog post, I’ll talk about that process, as well some initial thoughts as how easy it is to scrape the data from those local lists once they’ve been found.
We’re doing our bit for European Local Democracy Week by thinking about how we might get more information on representatives in the UK. We think that access to good information is vital to a well functioning democracy, and providing accessible information on representatives is a good step in the right direction.