This package wraps TheyWorkForYou’s API for R. TheyWorkForYou is a parliamentary monitoring site that scrapes and repackages Hansard (the UK’s parliamentary record) and augments it with information from the Register of Members’ Interests, election results, and voting records to provide a unified source of information about UK legislators and their activities.
You’ll need an API key to. Get it here.
Your first API call (or call to
set_api_key) will prompt you to paste it into the R console, after which it will be available for all future R sessions.
If this does not work
and try again.
In general, API call results are returned as
json, then parsed into nested
jsonlite. One exception is
getBoundary which returns a string of KML.
Package documentation is incomplete. A more nearly complete set of documentation can be found from the API source.