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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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Why I set up Vote for Policies

March 11, 2015
Posted in  by Matt CM
This post was originally published in The Huffington Post on the 11th March 2015 with the title "How Voting for Policies can Increase Political Engagement."   This may seem surprising for someone who started a policy website, but I don't have a background in politics. I've never had much interest in what goes on in Westminster. Like […]
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Press releases

March 10, 2015
Posted in  by Alana Avery
The press release published on Tuesday 24th of March 2015 prior to the Vote for Policies and The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research public debate, "Policies or Personalities: can the Internet change how we think about voting?" can be accessed here: Vote for Policies Press Release .   For all media and press enquiries please email alana@voteforpolicies.org.uk or call +44 (0)207 […]
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Looking for volunteers to reach 5 million!

February 21, 2015
Posted in  by Nathalie
Hello folks, The campaign is off to a great start and it's down to the wonderful community of supporters we have at VfP. However, we will need all the support we can get if we are to reach our target of 5 million users in the run up to the election. In short, Vote for Policies […]
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And we're live!

February 19, 2015
Posted in  by Nathalie
After months of hard work and brilliant support from our community of users, crowd funders and supporters, Vote for Policies 2015 has gone live. We really look forward to hearing your feedback - please email us at feedback@voteforpolicies.org.uk. At the launch party last night, founder Matt Chocqueel-Mangan talked about this being the beginning of an […]
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Help us get policies from the Northern Ireland parties

February 18, 2015
Posted in  by Matt CM
Update: As of May 1st 2015, we have updated the survey to include the policies from the Northern Ireland parties. Blogged here. We want to make sure we show policies from the main parties relevant to each country in the UK. For Northern Ireland, this has proved more tricky than the others. So we'd like […]
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