WebRoots Democracy is a youth-led think tank focused on the intersection of technology and democratic participation. We’re aiming to help modernise, enhance, and future-proof democracy in the United Kingdom.

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Russian Embassy: Brexit is of ‘no great importance’ and accusations of meddling are ‘outright insulting’

In a written submission to WebRoots Democracy, the Russian Embassy have denied accusations of trying to meddle with the UK’s referendum on EU membership, describing the claims as ‘outright insulting’. The statement was submitted for WebRoots Democracy’s event entitled ‘Did Russia hack the referendum?’ taking place in London on January 22nd. The Embassy further state … Continue reading Russian Embassy: Brexit is of ‘no great importance’ and accusations of meddling are ‘outright insulting’

MPs clamour for electronic voting in the House of Commons

Following the vote on the European Union Withdrawal Bill, a number of MPs have called for the UK to introduce electronic voting in Parliament with the Green Party Co-Leader, Caroline Lucas MP, describing the current system as “barmy”. The SNP MP for Aberdeen North, Kirsty Blackman, tweeted that the existing lobby system is “archaic” and … Continue reading MPs clamour for electronic voting in the House of Commons

E-voting advocate appointed as the new Minister for electoral reform

The UK Government has appointed Chloe Smith MP as the new Cabinet Office Minister responsible for electoral reform following the Prime Minister’s January reshuffle. Her role is also known as the Minister for the Constitution, previously held by Chris Skidmore MP. Smith is a key advocate of piloting remote online voting for elections. Writing for … Continue reading E-voting advocate appointed as the new Minister for electoral reform

What happened in 2017?

By Areeq Chowdhury. 2017 has been a memorable year for our work advancing the digital democracy agenda in the UK. Starting work on WebRoots Democracy full-time has been incredibly challenging but incredibly worthwhile. The amount of progress made compared to previous years has increased sevenfold, literally as well as figuratively. We published seven policy documents … Continue reading What happened in 2017?

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