Tweeting in Parliament


If an MP tweets in Parliament, should it go in Hansard?

Given a url of a Hansard page, we scrape the debate text and display all tweets by sitting MPs alongside it, according to when they occurred.

Ideas for taking this project forward

The project is complete as far as it goes - it's a very simple idea. It would be good to do more analysis on the body of MP tweets that we've downloaded though.

Estimated costs for taking this project forward

About the data used for this project

The recent Hansard texts are not great with metadata and semantic markup, so that would be a good improvement.

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