Peppercat Legislators

Members of national parliaments from around the world, as present in Wikidata.

Peppercat Legislators collects membership information about national-level legislatures from Wikidata. This dataset attempts to replicate the contents of EveryPolitician based on the information uploaded to Wikidata. In the future, the crawlers that have previously been used to build EveryPolitician will be replaced by ones that will update Wikidata to reflect the information presented on national parliamentary web sites.

Data overview

Entity count:90,082 target entities · 90,082 searchable entities · 90,082 total
Entity types:
163 countries · Show overview...

Peppercat is a community project with the goal of making sure that information about politicians in Wikidata is always up-to-date. They maintain a fleet of hundreds of scrapers that compare official web sites against the Wikidata database.

Source data:raw.githubusercontent.com (CSV)
Collections:in Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) · Due Diligence List
Last changed:

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 entities30 MB
names.txtTarget names text file2 MB
source.csvSource data20 MB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON30 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV12 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. See also: OpenAPI Specification (JSON)

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:

Fatima PaymanPersonAustralia
Ralph BabetPersonAustralia · Mauritius
Clem TillionPersonUnited States
Joe McGillPersonUnited States
James J. HurleyPersonUnited States
Mike BradnerPersonUnited States
John SackettPersonUnited States
Serge KayembePersonCongo - Kinshasa
John RaderPersonUnited States
Martin B. MoorePersonUnited States
Shaista GohirPersonUnited Kingdom
Glenn HackneyPersonUnited States
Céline BlomPersonNetherlands
Edna DeVriesPersonUnited States
Charles G. AndersonPersonUnited States
Margaret BransonPersonUnited States
Richard ShultzPersonUnited States
Virginia CollinsPersonUnited States
William AkersPersonUnited States
Richard UrionPersonUnited States
Anthony VaskaPersonUnited States
Al VezeyPersonUnited States
Pearse WalshPersonUnited States
William WaugamanPersonUnited States
Jack WeisePersonUnited States