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WhoKnowsWho

Submitted by: Mr M Coupar

Describe your idea. How does it work and who does it help?

This is something of a 6 degrees of separation idea, but not so intrusive. The basic idea is to help improve transparency in Government for the benefit of us all, by having an easily accessible database showing the relationships MPs/MEPs have. The initial data would be from public records, such as directorships of companies, details of politicians opposed in running for Parliament and so on. Users could then add their own data, wiki style, to generate a comprehensive relationship map of political Britain. I hope this would help to minimise sleaze.

What information or services do you need?

Databases of MP and MEP directorships, those contesting elections, memberships of political parties and groups within parties.

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