UK Politics

Work for They Work for You

Rather than littering out comments boxes, why not spend some time listening to your elected representatives and match up their words with speeches at They Work for You. You might even win a hoodie!

We’re very excited to announce that our Parliamentary website TheyWorkForYou.com now includes video of debates in the House of Commons – but we need your help to match up each speech with the video footage.

It’s really easy to help out. We’ve built a really simple, rather addictive system that lets anyone with a few spare minutes match up a randomly-selected speech from Hansard against the correct snippet of video. You just listen out for a certain speech, and when you hear it you hit the big red ‘now’ button. Your clip will then immediately go live on TheyWorkForYou next to the relevent speech, improving the site for everyone. Yay!

You can start matching up speeches with video snippets right away, but if you take 30 seconds to register a username then we’ll log every speech that you match up and recognise your contribution on our “top timestampers” league table. We’ll send out mySociety hoodies to the top timestampers – they’re reserved exclusively for our volunteers as a badge of honour.

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