Dear House of Commons,

May I please have a list of current Commons MPs of the 2015-2020 Parliament sorted by age? The parliament.uk website doesn't seem to show the ages or birth dates of MPs nor can it be filtered by age.

Awaiting for your speedy response,

Mr. Cauilan

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Dear Mr Cauilan,

 

 

Freedom of Information request F16-213

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You asked for
a list of Members of current Commons MPs of the 2015-2020 Parliament
sorted by age.

 

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navartne left an annotation ()

Very intriguing. I am also curious about this.
One way to do this is to visit: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mps/?f=csv
download the list of MPs. Then visit Wikipedia, search and get the date of birth of each MP.
Downside is you'll have to do that for 648 MP's.

This may be of interest:
https://constitution-unit.com/2015/06/25...

The author may well have exact ages or date of births. Probably worth contacting and asking.

Mr. Cauilan left an annotation ()

It's just truly amazing how the House of Commons doesn't have this simple a piece of information.

navartne left an annotation ()

All sorted. Here is the speadsheet file (.csv).
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc8/9581/mp...

The data is from http://everypolitician.org/
It has data for many countries.

The UK MP DOB's are available in .json file format at: http://everypolitician.org/uk/ or https://cdn.rawgit.com/everypolitician/e...

to get DOB's for 55th parliament (2010), you need to extract the DOB's from the .json file. There is a unique ID, so you can use this UniqueID to map the data with the data from http://everypolitician.org/uk/commons/te...

Use Google fusiontables or Perl. See: https://github.com/WorldBank-Transport/t...

Another useful site (particularly the links on the right of the screen named 'categories'):

https://www.mysociety.org/category/write...

navartne left an annotation ()

Before extracting birth_date from .json file, I converted to .csv using http://www.convertcsv.com/json-to-csv.htm

So, you are working with .csv files only that way!.

navartne left an annotation ()

OK. here's the link again:
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc8/9581/mp...

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