Francis Maude was the Conservative MP for North Warwickshire 1983-92 and then Horsham 1997-2015 before becoming a Conservative peer in 2015. He served as Paymaster General (Minister for the Cabinet Office) during the 2010-15 government, where he particularly focused on improving the government’s use of digital services.


Publish Chilcot report before the election – Lib Dems

Ministers must commit to publishing the Chilcot Inquiry report before the election if it is completed in time, the Liberal Democrats have demanded. … Read the full post »


Opening up data: the experience with election data

A review has just been published into the ‘Open Election Data’ project, which was an attempt to make local election results available from councils in a format which would allow others to collate, republish, analyse or otherwise use the data. (At the moment the data is often put online in very inaccessible and inconsistent ways … Read the full post »