The 2015 Election: Illustrating the need for a digital age of politics

By Nick Kajkowski. The general election has now been and gone marking the end of a turbulent five years of history. For many people it has resembled a continuing saga of recession, gloomy and apprehensive, of tightened belt-buckles and bare pockets. And not least for young people, a still largely ignored section of society for … Continue reading The 2015 Election: Illustrating the need for a digital age of politics

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Which Scottish #indyref campaign is leading on social media?

With just over two weeks to go until Scotland decides it's future in the Independence Referendum, WebRoots Democracy has analysed the social media followings of the two official campaigns who have been hitting social media hard with videos, statuses, twibbons and even ice-bucket challenges: Yes Scotland and Better Together. This analysis is on the basis … Continue reading Which Scottish #indyref campaign is leading on social media?

We need the final “one-click” to ensure young people can help run the country

By Chloe Smith MP. The majority of today’s 18-24 year olds are not voting.  Only 44% turned out in 2010 and, since then, at worst, 88% expressed that they don’t plan to vote.  There is evidence to suggest this situation is more extreme than it has been for previous generations of young citizens, and that Britain’s … Continue reading We need the final “one-click” to ensure young people can help run the country