Analysing Parliamentary Debates 2018-2019 Using Data Science

There is an abundance of criticism from the public regarding the effectiveness of our Members of Parliament (MP) especially with the widely available videos of MPs’ altercation during a parliamentary sitting. One of the important criteria on which we based our analysis is the role of MPs in parliamentary democracy.

The debates should also be evaluated whether
they contributed towards the policy making decision instead of simply politicking.

However, there is no existing systematic mechanism to assess our MPs’ performance, especially when it
comes to involvement in parliamentary debates. This analysis seeks to make early inroads into the area of Hansard Analysis and offer to show to the research community and civil society the huge potential that we can extract out of the Parliamentary records.

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