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Target database: MSP/MS/MLA/England MP

Summary

Name UK / English : MSP/MS/MLA/England MP
Major update schedule Quarterly
Records 812 + 5 test records*
Region UK
Can be used for Tweet-to-Target pages? Yes
Can be used for Click-to-Call pages? Yes
Can be used for Political Broadcasts? Yes
Can be used for Data Mapping? No
Allows for target setting filtering? Yes, by Party

This database contains the UK’s devolved governmental representatives.

It can be used for email-to-target, tweet-to-target, click-to-call pages and for political broadcasts.

Description

Postcodes are mapped to each constituency area in this database. The database is comprised of representatives from all four nations

Scotland

The Scottish Parliament is the devolved parliament for Scotland.

For supporters in Scotland, this database will return the supporter’s Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). This includes both constituency and regional MSPs. A supporter has one constituency MSP and several regional MSPs and so more than one target will be returned based on the supporter’s postcode. It does not return their MP.

There are 129 MSPs: 73 that represent individual constituencies (these are not necessarily the same boundaries as MP constituencies) and 56 MSPs that represent 8 regions. Each region is a group of constituencies.

Wales

The Senedd, or National Assembly for Wales, is the devolved parliament for Wales.

For supporters in Wales, this database will return the supporter’s Members of the Senedd (MS). This includes both constituency and regional MSs. A supporter has one constituency MS and several regional MSs and so more than one target will be returned based on the supporter’s postcode. It does not return their MP.

There are 60 MSs: 40 MSs that represent constituencies and 20 MSs that represent 5 regions.

Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Assembly (also referred to as Stormont) is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland. 

For supporters in Northern Ireland, this database will return the supporter’s Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). It does not return their MP.

There are 5 MLAs per constituency, and 18 constituencies, making a total of 90 MLAs. The constituencies used are the same as those used for elections to the United Kingdom Parliament at Westminster.

England

England does not have a devolved parliament. If a supporter should submit the page with an English postcode, this database will return their single MP.

  • UK / English : Westminster MP – returns the single MP for the UK
  • UK / English : MSP Constituency Only & UK / English : MSP Region Only – for Scotland only, this returns either their constituency MSPs or their regional MSPs
  • UK / English : MP England Only database of 536 English MPs.

We provide a candidate database in the case of elections.

Structure

Column name

What it holds

Salutation The complete salutation of the target, e.g. “Dear Ms Sturgeon,”
Organization

The constituency or region the target represents, e.g. “Glasgow Southside” or “West of Scotland”

Position held Not used
Title

The target’s title, e.g. “Ms”

First name

The target’s first name

Last name

The target’s last name

Suffix

The target’s suffix, e.g. “MSP” or “MS”

Phone number

The phone number of the target if available

Fax number

Not used

Various address fields

The address fields of the target if available

Party image

URL of their party’s image, used for Twitter actions

Biography 1 Either blank (for England and Northern Ireland), or Constituency Member (for Scotland and Wales), or Rregional Member (for Scotland and Wales).
Biography 2

If unreachable, this is “N”

Twitter Handle (Biography 3)

The Twitter handle of the target if available, e.g. @NicolaSturgeon

Biography 4

Not used

Biography 5

As Bio8 – the target’s political party (one of Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Conservative, DUP, Engaging Networks*, Green Party, Independent, Labour, Labour/Co-operative, Liberal Democrat, People Before Profit Alliance, Plaid Cymru, Scottish Conservative and Unionist, Scottish Green Party, Scottish Labour, Scottish Liberal Democrat Party, SDLP, Sinn Féin, SNP, Speaker, TUV, UUP, Welsh Conservative Party, Welsh Labour, Welsh Labour/Co-operative, Welsh Liberal Democrats)

Biography 6

Not used

Biography 7

The UK region (one of East Midlands, Eastern, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber)

Party (Biography 8)

As Bio5 – the target’s political party (one of Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Conservative, DUP, Engaging Networks*, Green Party, Independent, Labour, Labour/Co-operative, Liberal Democrat, People Before Profit Alliance, Plaid Cymru, Scottish Conservative and Unionist, Scottish Green Party, Scottish Labour, Scottish Liberal Democrat Party, SDLP, Sinn Féin, SNP, Speaker, TUV, UUP, Welsh Conservative Party, Welsh Labour, Welsh Labour/Co-operative, Welsh Liberal Democrats)

*The test records are used by the support team. The contacts will not be visible to supporters. They have the party of “Engaging Networks”

Updated on November 19, 2021

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