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Powered by Youth: a new direction for our manifesto tracker

December 5, 2020
Posted in  by Leon Prescod
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 groups of people who are not turning out to vote.  So who are those people? […]
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How we created the Youth section on our manifesto tracker

September 4, 2020
Posted in  by Leon Prescod
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 their election manifesto, and provides tools and resources for people to get involved with issues […]
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One vote, one party - but how much do we agree with the party we vote for?

August 14, 2020
Posted in  by Matt Chocqueel-Mangan & Cyrus New
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.
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Policy Tracking in the UK: How we're tracking the Conservative Party's 2017 manifesto

April 4, 2019
Posted in  by Matt CM
Why we started this, our process, and the challenges.
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2017 general election manifestos

June 3, 2017
Posted in  by Matt CM
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 parties we included in our survey covering England, Scotland and Wales. Where available, we have […]
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Our methodology

April 6, 2017
Posted in  by Matt CM
This page documents our approach to extracting and summarising the policies from the 2017 political manifestos for inclusion in the Vote for Policies 2017 UK general election survey. Our method was discussed with and consulted on by Ben Worthy at Birkbeck College. Objectives For the 2017 survey, our objectives were based on improvements we wanted to […]
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National poll from TNS reveals most popular policies

April 28, 2015
Posted in  by Matt CM
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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Announcing Vote for Policies Data

March 24, 2015
Posted in  by Matt CM
After we ran Vote for Policies for the 2010 UK General Election we talked about the fascinating insights and things that we could discover if we explored all the data from survey results. This time around, we’re going to do all of that and more. We’ve just launched Vote for Policies Data. It’s a section […]
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