[Tagging] tagging for an office of the local representative to parliament

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 01:33:07 UTC 2018

On 04/11/18 11:17, Allan Mustard wrote:
> Top-level tag IMHO would be office=government, then additional tag 
> would be government=legislature.
> The three branches of government are the executive, the legislative, 
> and the judicial branches.


  this is not to map the executive, the legislative, or the judicial 
branches! Probably why I thought office=politician would be better than 

This is to map the personal usually local office of some usually elected 
representative .. so locals can communicate to them and they can 
communicate to locals (who usually elect them). It is not about the 
executive, the legislative, and the judicial branches' but about a 
politician trying to maintain some connection to the people that usually 
elect them .. so they might get re-elected.

Have I put enough 'usually' in there to keep the edge cases happy?

An example?
Tony Abbott ex PM, http://tonyabbott.com.au/ Has an office at Level 2, 
17 Sydney Road, Manly, NSW 2095 Australia. It is not the office of the 
Liberal Party, nor an office of what ever role he might be playing in 
parliament. It is an office of Tony Abbott the elected representative in 
this area.

> On 11/4/2018 5:08 AM, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> On Sun, 4 Nov 2018 at 07:05, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>     It's going to take some careful thought, and many postings here,
>>>     to come up with a scheme
>>>     with sensible terminology that works for all those situations.
>>     To me these are all 'politicians' or at least serve a political
>>     role when acting (I hope) on our behalf to represent 'us'.
>>     Don't think every situation would be happy with 'parliamentarians'.
>>     I am not going to try and distinguish between the various levels
>>     - upper and lower houses, federal, state, local, unions etc...
>>     That could go in the description, far too many variables around
>>     the world for a single system I think.
>>     Lets get the first level of tagging done before contemplating a
>>     more complex area?
>> No, I agree with you!
>> I would think either of the 2 basic we mentioned should fit 
>> office=government or office=politician
>> Question though (more for someone in Europe) - is a "Member of the 
>> European Parliament" elected, or just appointed by their home 
>> country? Are they a "politician" as such?
>> Is there another overall term for elected people? (& yes, I can think 
>> of quite a few terms for them, but I don't think we should be marking 
>> any of them on the map! :-))
>> Thanks
>> Graeme

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