MPs: what do you know about your constituency? How to get the evidence and statistics

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013
Attlee Suite, Portcullis House 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Whether the issue is joblesness, new businesses opening, migration, school enrolments, admissions to A&E- where do MPs and their staff go for the latest, most accurate evidence?

Is the data broken down by constituency or do you have to work with figures relating to council areas or even regions? Who's guaranteeing that the data is accurate?

Parliament itself will soon be debating the future of the ten-yearly census. How up to date is the census data? Could it be more useful? Do we make enough use of the information generated by the NHS, councils or the government itself?

Constituency level data is often patchy, It's not always presented in user-friendly ways using the latest visualization techniques.


This lunchtime seminar aims to answer these questions and provide practical information to MPs and their researchers on where to find the most up to date evidence & statistics on their constituencies.

See the full agenda here. 

    Speakers include

  • Mark EastonHome Editor, BBC News
  • Bernard Jenkin MPMP, Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee
  • Danny DorlingProfessor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield
  • Aleks CollingwoodProgramme Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Richard CracknellHead of Social Statistics, House of Commons Library
  • Ross YoungUK Statistics Authority