Statistics for other years:

WriteToThem.com Zeitgeist 2005

WriteToThem doesn’t just cover MPs. In 2005, WriteToThem users sent a total of 42,515 messages to their elected (and unelected) representatives, including 12,539 to local councillors, MEPs, Lords, and members of regional assemblies.

Performance of elected bodies in 2005

Rank Elected body Response rate (in 2 to 3 weeks) * People writing for first time † Messages sent
1.House of Commons63% (14,051 out of 22,231)44% (9,416 out of 21,514)29,976
2.Welsh Assembly Members58% (105 out of 180)35% (60 out of 170)252
3.London Assembly Members56% (192 out of 342)36% (110 out of 308)569
4.Members of the European Parliament53% (2,087 out of 3,970)36% (1,322 out of 3,630)7,069
5.Councillors49% (1,229 out of 2,497)53% (1,253 out of 2,365)3,720
6.Members of the Scottish Parliament28% (158 out of 573)38% (202 out of 538)929
 Total / average60% (17,822 out of 29,793)43% (12,363 out of 28,525)42,515

Note: The Northern Ireland Assembly was added to WriteToThem.com in February 2006, so does not appear here.

* Measured by survey of all users, asking 2 to 3 weeks after sending the message if they have got a response yet.
† Measured by survey of all users, asking if this is the first time they have written to an elected representative of any kind.