A quick note on MP expenses

Dafydd Vaughan on 6 February 2010

As some of you may remember, a few months ago I waded in on the MP expenses controversy with a crowd-sourcing website for putting together a list of what they all claimed.

The Guardian (and others) produced their own websites that did a similar job and generally worked better. Since then, there have been further developments including the Legg report and further detail released (twice).

This means that the data added to WhatTheyClaimed.com has become out of date and incomplete. This presents a problem as it may confuse and mislead visitors to the site.

As a result, I’ve decided to turn off editing access to the site and plaster a “mothballed” sign on every page. I’m probably going to archive the content shortly and take the site down entirely. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the website – it was fun.

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