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What we've learned about data visualisation best practice

Chart showing when users visit Parliament website

Naresh is a performance analyst and presenting data in a clear and organised way is crucial in his job. He's written about what good and bad visualisations look like.

Keeping it simple: content principles for Parliament

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Information is the currency of the House of Commons and House of Lords with 37 pieces of new content published on every day, on average. We've created a set of content principles to maintain standards and help our editors.

Understanding what our users are searching

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Understanding how and what users search on Parliament’s website helps us continually improve the search function. We wanted to understand if there was a difference between parliamentary language and what users are searching. Data analyst, Sara Reis, shares the findings.

Parliamentary facts and figures from the Commons Library: the ultimate pub quiz questions

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Online content manager, Rosie Barber, has written about improving a previously overlooked section on

Things can only get beta

Screenshot of the how to submit an oral question online guide

We recently published a Guide to Procedure for MPs on the beta website. The product owner and the content designer explain how they created the guide and how the team worked together.