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Fast and tailored news

  • Based in the Press Gallery of the House of Commons, we receive news as soon as it is released to the national media.
  • We cover all sources in the policy-forming arena, including:
    • Official and party news
    • Advance notice of publications, questions and debates
  • As well as Westminster, we cover the European institutions, the devolved assemblies and all the major think tanks and pressure groups.
  • There are several facilities to help clients avoid "information overload."
  • We maintain our own databases of Parliamentary questions and answers, consultations and Early Day Motions

No per-user license fee

  • There is no limit on the number of users, each of whom can tailor the service to meet their own requirements.
  • Many facilities can be shared by users, including work done in the contact management system

User-friendly contact management system

  • The Members Lobby is an exclusive contact database of MPs, peers, MEPs, civil servants, special advisers, Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and others.
  • Emails can be sent to individuals or whole groups, including pre-set salutations
  • The search facility makes it quick and easy to find contacts.
  • A filtering system enables users to quickly identify multiple contacts with similar interests or with the same affiliations.
  • Users can create their own groups of contacts.
  • News items include links to show which contacts are likely to be interested in the subject area
  • Each contact's profile includes their image, party details, current position and biography. Other features include:
    • Contact details
    • Interests
    • Constituency details
    • biography
    • Latest news mentioning the contact
    • EDMs signed by the contact
    • Written questions tabled by the contact
    • Contact’s voting record
  • Users can make their own notes about individuals or groups.
  • Users can search for and view all emails and notes made by colleagues and download work according to a range of criteria.

Diary/forward planner

  • The diary allows users to keep up-to-date with forthcoming events at Westminster, Europe, the devolved assemblies and the GLA.
  • Features include:
    • Each user's diary is tailored
    • Users have the option to receive the diary by email on a daily, twice-daily or weekly basis
    • Events may be viewed on the website without emails having to be sent
    • Personalised diary events may be created and shared with colleagues

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