Conservatives to elect next UK Prime Minister in online voting election

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

UK Government ‘has not ruled out’ introducing online voting

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 wins online vote to be the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate

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

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?

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 Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence

Election by 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 Election by Social Media