A multidimensional ranking of Members of Parliament

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Abstract

There has been a growing trend for public accountability of those who
represent or act on behalf of the general public. Whilst politicians are
forever appearing in the media to justify their actions, what has been
lacking has been a broad objective measure of the amount of activity
that they perform whilst in Parliament itself.
We present a first attempt at a multi-dimensional scoring and ranking
of British Members of Parliament. Three criteria are included in the
score: the number of speeches made, the number of votes attended, and
the number of written questions submitted. We use the resulting scores
to place MPs into four quartiles and then show how the political parties
are distributed amongst these four ‘divisions’. We also present the ‘Top
30 MPs’ according to our aggregate performance measure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages3-29
Number of pages27
Volume133
Specialist publicationRadical Statistics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Ranking
  • Parliament

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