Articles about Politics
Is the electoral system broken? 22 million votes wasted at the 2017 General Election
The 2017 General Election is done but the fallout from it continues. One of the big issues of the day and one that is not on May’s agenda is electoral reform. However, it is hardly spoken of, even though on the doorstep (from my own experience) the general public, more [ … ]
Trolls and bullies: Reddit joins the battle
Online bullying has been a newsworthy topic over the last few years. The tragic suicides of school children like Hannah Smith and Izzy Dix have been linked with the abuse they received online. Social networks such as Ask.FM in particular came under fire, and changed its approach, installing a ‘panic [ … ]
Online Rights part two: Social Media stalkers
Ever checked yourself in on Facebook? Maybe enjoying a #cheekynandos with the lads or out for the day with family and friends? In those instances, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to know that Facebook knows where you are… after all, you told it. But, it turns out that Facebook [ … ]
Digital Rights: Under Threat?
In the wake of the general election and the shock Conservative majority win, many have been speculating over what may come through in this five year parliament without a coalition agreement. One of the things that has immediately come back is Home Secretary, Theresa May’s Draft Communications Bill, which has [ … ]
Is online voting ever a possibility?
Turnout in elections has been declining steadily in the last few decades, and many commentators and experts have sought to offer solutions to this. For some, the Australian system of mandatory voting is attractive, offering a ‘none of the above’ option for those who want to spoil and imposing fines [ … ]
The Politics of Broadband Connections
In the midst of the election campaign, many will be weighing up their options as they get closer to May the 7th, and making their mark on the ballot paper. But one thing you may not have considered is how your internet connectivity could be affected by the party which [ … ]
John Cleese + Lib Dems = Genius Fundraising
We have come across this genius fundraising opportunity. Basically if you donate (you don’t have to donate though) to their election campaign you can win a dinner with John Cleese and Paddy Ashdown. This is genius digital fundraising idea as John Cleese is a beloved British comedian. Top marks here.
UK Political Party Websites: A Review
With the 2015 General Election getting closer all UK political parties are under the magnifying glass; the spotlight is on and it is their time to campaign, impress voters and win votes. Like businesses, selling yourself as a Member of Parliament is all about marketing and the UK political parties [ … ]
Why I love digital campaigning
Digital campaigning. Political, third-sector, and all other forms of digital campaigning are close to my heart. That is why Elect will expand it’s current digital offering and now include digital campaigning articles, opinion and news. For this short post I thought I’d express why digital campaigning is a great tool. [ … ]