During a Twitter question and answer session, Conservative leadership candidate and current Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, said that enabling people to vote online in elections "must be possible". Responding to a question about allegations of postal vote fraud in the recent Peterborough by-election, Mr Hunt replied: "We need to crack this. But the real … Continue reading Conservative leadership candidate backs online voting for elections
The Conservative Party have pledged to "retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper" in their manifesto for the 2017 General Election as part of their plans to create a "flourishing and secure democracy". Other commitments include plans to legislate for ID checks at polling stations, and to implement first-past-the-post for Mayoral and … Continue reading Conservatives pledge to “retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper”
Following the resignation of David Cameron in the aftermath of the EU referendum, the Conservative Party are to elect a new leader and Prime Minister for the United Kingdom. Similar to the Conservatives' selection of their 2016 London Mayoral Candidate, Zac Goldsmith, the election will be conducted via postal ballots and online voting. This is … Continue reading Conservatives to elect next UK Prime Minister in online voting election
The UK Government has not ruled out introducing online voting for elections, according to the Constitutional Reform Minister, John Penrose MP. In an interview with the Local Government Chronicle, Mr Penrose described online voting as an 'intriguing' and 'interesting' idea that the Government is 'keeping a close eye on.' Acknowledging the potential security risks, the … Continue reading UK Government ‘has not ruled out’ introducing online voting
Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has been elected as the Conservative Party's candidate for London Mayor in 2016 in an online ballot. Goldsmith beat his rivals winning 70% of the 9,227 votes cast. Votes were cast 'predominantly online' with voters also able to take part via post. The number of those who … Continue reading Zac Goldsmith wins online vote to be the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate
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?
In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly ‘Election by Social Media’ results. This analysis is on the basis of Facebook and Twitter followers and generates a percentage share of followers, where in this case followers equals votes. Below are … Continue reading Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence
In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly 'Election by Social Media' results. This analysis is on the basis of Facebook and Twitter followers and generates a percentage share of followers, where in this case followers equals votes. Below are … Continue reading Election by Social Media