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 launched his 'Digital Democracy Manifesto' from Newspeak House in Shoreditch. In his speech, Corbyn discussed the current need to "democratise the internet" and announced that Labour would … Continue reading UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

81% voted online in the Labour leadership election

The new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been elected in the largest online voting election in UK history after 422,871 voters took part in the process. Figures released by Electoral Reform Services, who coordinated the election, showed that 81% of these votes were cast online making it the largest online voting election in UK history. … Continue reading 81% voted online in the Labour leadership election

Labour leadership vote is set to be the largest online voting election in UK history

According to the latest figures released by the UK Labour Party, more than 600,000 people will be eligible to vote in the Party's leadership election.  Voting ballots are to be sent out on Friday 14th August with the selectorate able to cast their vote via post or online.  The vote closes on Thursday 10th September … Continue reading Labour leadership vote is set to be the largest online voting election in UK history

Secure online voting will be used in the Labour leadership election

Procedural guidelines published by the Labour Party this week have outlined that 'secure electronic voting' will be an option in the upcoming Labour leadership and deputy leadership elections.  This follows their adoption of online voting last year in internal elections for their National Executive Committee. The UK Labour Party are electing a new leadership team … Continue reading Secure online voting will be used in the Labour leadership election

Online Voting: Time to drag our democracy into the 21st century

By Sadiq Khan MP. The way we run our democracy is stuck in a time warp.  If we are serious about raising turnout at elections and getting more people involved in the way our country is run, then we need to do all we can to drag our democracy into the 21st Century. We still … Continue reading Online Voting: Time to drag our democracy into the 21st century

Labour’s ‘digital experts’ advocate online voting for UK elections

In a report launched this month, a network of 'digital experts' from the Labour Party's 'Labour Digital' group have included a recommendation that the UK should 'implement an electronic voting system that allows all citizens to vote online for national and local UK elections'. The network was launched in March 2014 at the request of … Continue reading Labour’s ‘digital experts’ advocate online voting for UK elections

Labour announce plans to introduce ‘electronic voting’

In his speech to the Labour Party conference in Manchester today, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan announced that should the Labour Party win the General Election in 2015 they will introduce 'electronic voting'. After commenting on the Scottish independence referendum, Khan, who is tipped to be a Labour candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral … Continue reading Labour announce plans to introduce ‘electronic voting’