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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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Guest blog from PR agency Farrer Kane: Why we're working with Vote for Policies

April 23, 2015
Posted in  by Farrer Kane
First published on the Farrer Kane blog here. At Farrer Kane we hold a number of principles dear. One of those principles is straight talking. We believe that people should say what they think, and think what they say. They should be clear about what they stand for and have the confidence to argue their […]
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In the media

April 22, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
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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Register to vote by midnight tonight!

April 20, 2015
Posted in  by Alicia Caley
At midnight tonight (20th April 2015) voter registration will close and those who have not registered will have no say in who runs their country for the next five years. The Electoral Commission has suggested there are as many as 7.5 million people in the UK who have not registered to vote (as reported by […]
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Please register to vote! "Reading about what some parties want to do to your country has a miraculous way of igniting a passion that you never realised you had."

April 17, 2015
Posted in  by Alicia Caley
Alicia Caley is 21,  from Mansfield, and she volunteers with Vote for Policies. No one has ever sat down with me and explained the way our political system works, and yet, I am expected to go out of my way to: a) register to vote and b) put an X in a box on a ballot […]
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