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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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Fundraising for June 8th - we need your help!

April 25, 2017
Posted in  by Matt CM
Update: our crowdfunder has now closed, but you can still support our 2017 campaign by donating here. Thanks.  The election announcement may have caught us a little off guard but I am fired up and excited about getting Vote for Policies up for the run up to June 8th! With so little time, it's not going […]
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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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Develop for Democracy! Volunteer web developers needed

October 14, 2016
Posted in  by Matt CM
Vote for Policies is 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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Election response - where do we go from here?

May 8, 2015
Posted in  by Matt CM
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

May 8, 2015
Posted in  by Matt CM
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

May 5, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
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

May 1, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
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

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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An Election Guide for schools

April 24, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
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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