Statistics for other years:

WriteToThem.com Zeitgeist 2006

WriteToThem doesn’t just cover MPs. In 2006, WriteToThem users sent a total of 87,503 messages to their elected (and unelected) representatives, including 25,468 to local councillors, MEPs, Lords, and members of regional assemblies.

Which elected body* had the most responsive members in 2006?
(* and the House of Lords)

Rank Elected body Response rate (in 2 to 3 weeks) * People writing for first time † Messages sent
1.Welsh Assembly Members67% (160 out of 240)67% (153 out of 230)669
2.House of Commons61% (23,773 out of 38,999)52% (19,579 out of 37,356)62,035
3.London Assembly Members60% (143 out of 237)61% (136 out of 223)853
4.Councillors52% (2,573 out of 4,971)68% (3,164 out of 4,634)11,132
5.Members of the European Parliament47% (543 out of 1,155)45% (496 out of 1,096)6,380
6.Members of the Scottish Parliament38% (261 out of 678)54% (349 out of 645)2,117
7.Northern Ireland Assembly Members34% (12 out of 35)66% (21 out of 32)100
8.House of Lords25% (456 out of 1,800)43% (717 out of 1,670)4,217
 Total / average58% (27,921 out of 48,115)54% (24,615 out of 45,886)87,503

Note: The Northern Ireland Assembly was added to WriteToThem.com in February 2006, so figures are for only part of the year.

* 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.