Statistics for other years:

WriteToThem.com Zeitgeist 2008

WriteToThem doesn’t just cover MPs. In 2008, WriteToThem users sent a total of 183,493 messages to their elected (and unelected) representatives, including 89,014 to local councillors, MEPs, Lords, and members of regional assemblies.

Which elected body* had the most responsive members in 2008?
(* 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 Members68% (298 out of 438)63% (251 out of 399)2,124
2.Members of the Scottish Parliament67% (750 out of 1,122)62% (637 out of 1,027)6,489
3.House of Commons60% (35,411 out of 58,732)50% (27,012 out of 53,527)94,479
4.Northern Ireland Assembly Members58% (116 out of 200)64% (119 out of 185)2,284
5.Councillors55% (3,288 out of 5,950)65% (3,411 out of 5,260)32,880
6.London Assembly Members50% (155 out of 310)60% (164 out of 272)5,518
7.Members of the European Parliament46% (430 out of 939)44% (363 out of 822)32,433
8.House of Lords33% (894 out of 2,715)45% (1,038 out of 2,308)7,286
 Total / average59% (41,342 out of 70,406)52% (32,995 out of 63,800)183,493

* 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.