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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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Our survey has been updated with the latest policies!

April 17, 2015
Posted in  by Nathalie
The parties have finally released their manifestos this week and we’ve now fully updated the survey with any new or updated policies for each issue. From Welfare and Housing to Education and Crime, each policy comes straight from the main parties and is included in the survey in their own words. Whether you're taking the […]
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Announcing “Group Surveys”. Get your free custom link today!

April 10, 2015
Posted in  by Nathalie
It is now possible to take the Vote for Policies survey as a group with your own free custom link for your organisation, club, school or even family or group of friends. Your group does the survey as normal, and they get their personal results as normal - the difference is, you’ll all be able […]
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Guest Blog Post: "In the end trust and emotional connection are most effectively created in the real world."

March 27, 2015
Posted in , by Rosie Parkyn
Rosie Parkyn is Senior Projects Manager, Africa Programme at BBC Media Action (We asked one of our guests at this week's debate, Policies or Personality: Can the internet change the way we think about voting?, to write up their thoughts on the evening, and Rosie very kindly stepped up to the plate - thank you, […]
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Vote for Policies Placement

March 26, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
Vote for Policies is looking for a volunteer for a part-time 1-month placement to support the campaign, culminating in our election night party on May 7th. We are an independent, non-profit organisation that helps people to compare policies without knowing which party they belong to. The service has been crowd-funded by over 900 individuals and […]
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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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Free public debate: Can the internet change the way we think about voting?

March 11, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
Policies or personality? Can the internet change our voting habits? Do you decide how to vote on policy or personality? Is it better to put emotion aside, and focus on which policies a party is offering? Can websites and social media transform the way we engage with politics and think about how to vote? Vote […]
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