REPORT: The Government must focus on political education in schools to tackle the rise of fake news

Teenagers should be taught to critically analyse what they read on the internet to help tackle the rise of ‘fake news’, the Institute for Digital Democracy (IDD) has said in … Continue reading REPORT: The Government must focus on political education in schools to tackle the rise of fake news

London is headed towards democratic dysfunction in 2020

By Areeq Chowdhury. 2016 witnessed a memorable moment of history for the UK’s capital city when Sadiq Khan was elected the first Muslim Mayor of London.  An outsider when he … Continue reading London is headed towards democratic dysfunction in 2020

Institute for Digital Democracy launched to ‘transform the way voters experience politics’

The Institute for Digital Democracy (IDD) – the first think tank to specifically explore opportunities for the digitalisation of British politics – will launch this Wednesday (12th October) from the … Continue reading Institute for Digital Democracy launched to ‘transform the way voters experience politics’

UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

UK Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has pledged that if elected under his leadership, the Labour Party will use digital advances to improve access to political information and engagement. This morning, the Labour Leader … Continue reading UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

Open letter: Youth organisations unite behind call for online voting

To the incoming Prime Minister, The UK has just finished taking part in its biggest democratic exercise for a generation. Overall voter turnout may have reached 72% but not amongst … Continue reading Open letter: Youth organisations unite behind call for online voting

It’s not what we decide on Thursday that’s worrying me. It’s how.

By Nathalie Hulbert. Young people are being wrongfully underrepresented, and for no good reason. With the EU referendum fast approaching, it would appear that the younger and older generation are becoming increasingly … Continue reading It’s not what we decide on Thursday that’s worrying me. It’s how.

What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy

By Joe Carton. It’s Thursday, 23rd June 2016. 7:00am. Two weeks into the European Championships and four days before the start of Wimbledon. The alarm on your phone rattles the … Continue reading What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy

ONS data shows that daily internet usage has doubled in the past decade

The latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that in 2015, the proportion of adults in Great Britain that use the internet on a daily … Continue reading ONS data shows that daily internet usage has doubled in the past decade

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

New poll finds most support for online voting amongst women, Londoners, and 80’s kids

A new survey by Mancunian marketing agency, Tecmark and polling company YouGov has found that 63% of adults in the UK believe that the introduction of online voting would boost … Continue reading New poll finds most support for online voting amongst women, Londoners, and 80’s kids

Lib Dem Minister ‘would be very happy’ to see online voting piloted

Liberal Democrat Minister, Tom Brake MP has this week said that he would be ‘very happy’ to see online voting trials take place in the UK. Brake, the Deputy Leader … Continue reading Lib Dem Minister ‘would be very happy’ to see online voting piloted

It’s time for political parties to commit to online voting

By Areeq Chowdhury. It’s time for political parties to commit to online voting. The report published today by the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy pulls together almost a year’s worth of … Continue reading It’s time for political parties to commit to online voting