Develop for Democracy! Volunteer web developers needed

Vote for Policies in a volunteer-run, independent, and politically neutral service with the aim of helping more people to vote – and know exactly what they’re voting for. Our website enables people to compare policies without knowing which party they belong to. It’s our method of increasing turnout, and the results are really surprising. Over…

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Vote for Policies welcomes Tamzin Ractliffe

It is with great pleasure and much pride that I welcome Tamzin Ractliffe to Vote for Policies. Tamzin will be leading the charge to build depth in Vote for Policies’ infrastructure so that we can deliver our vision for democratic change. Founder of the Impact Trust and several other successful social enterprises in her home…

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Election response – where do we go from here?

Whether today’s election result brings delight or dismay, we can all agree it’s a surprise. Not only is the result different to the polls’ predictions, it is also vastly different to the results we see on Vote for Policies when people choose parties based on policies. Why is this? Before answering that we need to recognise how…

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Thank you to you all

What an amazing few months it has been. We’ve worked closely with so many brilliant people on the 2015 campaign and we want to thank you all for contributing and working so hard to help Vote for Policies reach so many people. We’re looking forward to building on this – creating an even better service and reaching more people…

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Election mash up video: The Housemate Interviews

Which one would steal your food? Which one would clip their toenails in the lounge? Who could deal with a rat in the kitchen? This snappy Friends-inspired parody mash-up video asks the leaders interview questions as they vie to be your new housemate for the next five years. Some very kind creatives made this mash up video for…

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Our survey is now updated with the Northern Ireland policies

We’re delighted to say that we have finally got all of the policies from the main political parties in Northern Ireland updated in the survey. Please tell your friends and family in Northern Ireland to get going with the site! From Health and the NHS to Immigration and the Economy, each policy comes straight from the main…

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National poll from TNS reveals most popular policies

Today sees the release of new data that shows policies on Education and Health from UKIP and the Liberal Democrats are the most preferred across Great Britain. The national poll was designed by Vote for Policies and undertaken by social research company TNS. Participants in a nationally representative group were asked to compare policy sets for Education…

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An Election Guide for schools

We’ve teamed up with The Day to share this handy Election Guide infographic. It explains the countdown to May 7th, polling day, ways to vote and how a government is formed. The Day is a digital news resource for schools and educators, used in over 1200 schools across the world. They’ve produced this infographic to help teachers…

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In the media

11 May 2015 Huffington Post. Election Response – What’s Next for Digital Democracy? by Matt Chocqueel-Mangan. “Digital democracy organisations need to work together if we are to attract the level of funding – and support from the mainstream press – required to reach more people across the UK. This is something that is starting to happen…

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