Data: Political Crowdfunding
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Political Crowdfunding Investigation: June 2017
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Data for campaigns supporting candidates for the General Election on June 8, 2017 hosted on Crowdfunder, JustGiving, GoFundMe and CrowdPac.
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Investigation overview document
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Data Fields
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URL
The url link to the crowdfunding campaign.
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Donation Site
The crowdfunding site on which the the campaign was held (i.e. Crowdfunder, JustGiving...).
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Status
If the campaign was made to support an individual candidate or a group of candidates.
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Candidate
The name of the candidate or candidates supported by the crowdfunding campaign.
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Previous MP
Field marked "Y" if the Candidate has been an elected MP in one of the last three elections (since 2005).
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Party
The party of the supported candidate(s).
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Disclaimer
Field marked "Y" if the crowdfunding campaign includes disclaimer that names and addresses will need to be checked for donations of more than £50.
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Raised
The amount the crowdfunding campaign raised.*
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Target
The target amount the crowdfunding campaign is looking to raise.
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Reached
Field marked "Y" if the crowdfunding campaign reached is target.*
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Constituency
The constituency of the candidate(s) the campaign supports.
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Local Authority
The local authority the constituency is in. (For all UK constituencies).
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County
The county of the constituency. (For English constituencies).
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Region
The region of the constituency. (For English constituencies).
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Country
The country of the constituency. (For all UK constituencies).
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Notes
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Story published by TBIJ: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-06-02/mp-candidates-turn-to-crowdfunding-to-pay-for-their-campaigns
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*Data collected on Friday morning, June 2, 2017. Information may have changed since.
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^This is donations not donors, as a donor could have made multiple donations to the campaign.
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We searched for every political crowdfunding campaigns supporting candidates standing in the upcoming General Election on June 8, 2017.
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Our research focused on the crowdfunding campaigns hosted on the four main platforms for political crowdfunding : Crowdfunder, JustGiving, GoFundMe and CrowdPac.
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We stopped pulling down the online crowdfunding campaigns pages on Monday morning, May 22, 2017.
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If you want to get in touch about this data email bureaulocal@tbij.com
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This dataset was put together by the Bureau Local. Please credit the Bureau of Investigative Journalism when reporting on it.
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