Comparative Legislators Database

The Comparative Legislators Database (CLD) is a one-stop shop for rich, diverse and integrated individual-level data on national political representatives.

The database contains information for over 67,000 contemporary and historical legislators from 16 countries. It unites collaborative micro-data collection efforts and brings these together through the integration of data from Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other sources.

Use the menu above to learn more about the database, to receive an overview of the data, to check out the accompanying R package legislatoR, and to learn how to contribute.