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Manifestos for the 2024 UK general election

Here are the general election manifestos we’re using for our 2024 policy comparison survey. We cover the main political parties in the UK (see our FAQ for how we select them). You can also find the full list of 2024 … Read More

Does Voter ID mean Voter Suppression?

The stats suggest it does. We all want to protect the integrity of elections. After all, voting is the ‘flagship’ act of democracy. That’s why it is a real concern that from 2023 voters will be required to show ID … Read More

Embed democracy (in your website!)

You can now embed our live youth policy tracker directly into your website! Our mission is to provide UK citizens with the tools and support they need to engage and actively participate. We do that through partnerships with organisations who work with … Read More

Powered by Youth: a new direction for our manifesto tracker

Why? At Vote for Policies, our mission is to increase voter turnout.  We provide services that aim to help everyone become better informed and more involved in our democracy.  But in line with our mission, our principal focus is engaging … Read More

Screenshot of our 2019 manifesto comparison survey results

2019 General Election manifesto comparison survey results released

Results from our 2019 General Election ‘manifesto comparison’ survey are now available, showing data for England, Scotland, and Wales, including results from each constituency. … Read More

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How we created the Youth section on our manifesto tracker

At Vote for Policies, our mission is to increase voter turnout.  We provide services that aim to help everyone become better informed and more involved in our democracy.  Our Tracker monitors the progress of promises made by the government in … Read More

Number of respondents whose policy selections map to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 parties

One vote, one party – but how much do we agree with the party we vote for?

We crunched the numbers from the 1.1 million responses to our pre-election survey in 2019. The ‘average’ respondent bases their political decisions on around 6 issues, and selects policies from three to four different political parties. Just 1.9% of users choose policies from a single party. This article explains our approach to the analysis, and what the results mean for our democracy. … Read More

2019 wrap-up: Good result for VfP, bad result for democracy

Looking back at the 2019 general election, how did it go from the perspective of an organisation committed to improving participation in elections? One of the more surprising outcomes was that the Vote for Policies survey was taken 1.1 million … Read More

2019 general election manifestos

Let’s face it, the only way we’re ever going to know everything the parties are promising to do is by reading their manifestos! So here they are. England, Scotland and Wales Below are links to the 2017 manifestos for the … Read More

The 2017 survey: summary of changes

With the general election called at late notice, getting the 2017 survey ready in time was always going to throw some challenges. What we have ended up with isn’t perfect, but given the time limitations and need to keep the policy summaries … Read More