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20 February 2015
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WIMPS – Where is My Public Servant?

WIMPS is a project of Public Achievement. It is a website created and managed by young people that seeks to link young people with public servants (politicians and others).

What we do

  • A web-based database that allows you to enter your postcode and get a connection to all your elected representatives at council, assembly, Westminster and European Parliament levels.
  • ‘Hot-seat’ interviews with leading public figures (interviews conducted by young people).
  • Online polls on important issues and topics.
  • Online campaigning around issues young people identify as important.
  • Educational and awareness-raising activities including roadshows, public events and training sessions

Examples of our work

  • We have been working with the Royal National Institute for the Blind to ensure the site is fully accessible to those with visual impairments. The aim is to get young people with sight difficulties using the resource to make politicians aware of the issues they face.
  • We are working with Youth Bank and Children’s Express to send 6 young people to spend a month on a ‘Bush Radio Scholarship’ in South Africa – visit

Contact Details

c/o Public Achievement
87 Wellington Park

Tel: 028 9066 6948
Fax: 018 9068 7491

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