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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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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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