Every Politician

All members of national legislatures in the world, collected from hundreds of government web sites and consolidated via Wikidata.

The EveryPolitician project ran until 2019 and created a mechanism for consolidating data about members of parliament for 233 different countries and territories. As part of the project, EveryPolitician operated a large fleet of crawlers which read the web sites of parliaments around the world.

The project was shut down in June 2019 ceasing updates to this dataset.

OpenSanctions continues to include members from this dataset which meet our standard criteria of PEP classification: national legislature members are included for 20 years after they held a position if an end date is known, otherwise for 40 years after they entered the position. They are excluded 5 years after their death, or 120 years after their birth.

Other sources will eventually replace this dataset completely as we continually improve PEP coverage through more current sources.

Data overview

Entity types:
232 countries · Show overview...
Publisher:MySociety (UK Citizens Online Democracy) non-official source

MySociety is a non-profit group developing online technologies that empower citizens to participate in politics and civic life.

Collections:in Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) · OpenSanctions Default
Source data:data.opensanctions.org · JSON
Last changed:  (data until: )
Last checked: · not updated

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities70.93 MB
names.txtTarget names text file2.89 MB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format60.05 MB
statistics.jsonDataset statistics21.74 KB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON103.44 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV11.88 MB

Help: Using the data · format reference · identifier use · commercial licensing

Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Cornelia BehmPersonGermany
Martina KrogmannPersonGermany
Katja DörnerPersonGermany
Ernst BahrPersonGermany
Michael Georg LinkPersonGermany
Bruce McFeePersonScotland · United Kingdom
Mileta PoskuricaPersonSerbia
Lopao'o Natanielu MuaPersonSamoa
Brunhilde IrberPersonGermany
Nobuteru IshiharaPersonJapan
Winfried HermannPersonGermany
Marie WickbergPersonSweden
Bruno Le MairePersonFrance