I want to say something positive… I really really do.
But what can you say when along comes as site like http://www.councillor.gov.uk ?
Of course it's a good idea but it's already been done much better by… http://www.WriteToThem.com the successor to FaxYourMP.com
Can WriteToThem learn anything from this site?
- The .gov.uk site does provide a link to the local authorities website, a good idea methinks.
- There is also a slim but useful section on what councillors do, what kind of people they are and so on.
What should have happened?
MySociety (who built WriteToThem) is government funded. So was Councillor.gov.uk, why replicate the work? Those behind the .gov.uk should have just pushed the postcode lookup onto the WriteToThem engine – save the money spent for something else.