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How do DUP policies stack up?

The DUP have agreed to support Theresa May without forming a coalition. Their 10 MPs take the Conservatives over the 326 seat line to form a government by 2 seats. But how do their views compare across key issues? Through the general...

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A hung Parliament: which parties most agree?

During the election campaign, we analysed the main party manifestos across over 160 statements and policies. The purpose: to help voters find their best match and have their say on the key issues. In doing so we could also show...

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Which political party leaders do voters trust?

Today I've begun to look at the insights beginning to form from our 'Who should I vote for?' survey. With over 120 questions, the survey covers key policy areas based on the main UK political party manifestos. As well as helping people to...

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Using the Represent API for #GE2017

What does it do? Represent and the Represent API are a toolbox for a modern democracy. The API includes the ability to: Create and verify profiles Create polls and questions, and vote on them. View, analyse, and weight results, including demographic...

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Bringing digital disruption to government

A few weekends ago we were invited to speak at TransPolitica, a conference on real world policy changes for a radically better future. Together with Tim from the CivicTech coworking hub RainGods (home to Represent's London office) and Dan from MegaNexus we discussed...

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ProgCode network – civictech in the USA

CivicTech is a global phenomena, arguably most coming of age during Obama's first campaign, and more recently Donald Trump's campaign has made powerful and inventive use of the resources available in the 2015 election to target and mobilise voters. The Bernie...

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Do we still need political parties?

This article originally appeared in the New Statesman, 4 October 2016 Technology has changed everything. Apart from politics. When the Uber of democracy hits, will parties still have a role? It’s party conference season. Political parties appear to be doing well – about a...

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Good schools for everyone report

For the last month we've been inviting you to have your say on the future of schools in England so that your ideas can be included in the Department of Education's policy proposals. We're really pleased to say that your...

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Have Your Say On The Future Of Schools In England

>>> Ready to have your say? Start here. The UK government has put together a new set of ideas (PDF) for making more good school places available for everyone in England. You may have heard about them recently through the grammar school debate. That's covered,...

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Briefing notes: Devolution in England

An occasional series where we publish briefing notes we've put together for our own internal use that we think might be useful to others.  What does devolution in England mean? Unlike in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, where the whole country or...

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Putting @you at the heart of what we do

A little quick and nice feature we added a few weeks ago was nicer ways of sharing your profile. With a hat-tip to the tried and tested format of twitter, instagram, facebook, skype, and .. well pretty much every user-centric service,...

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Job opportunity – Community manager

We are looking for a community manager to join the team! Are you someone who would love to work with, and empower, our members to change how their voices are heard in decisions? Someone to help people know we exist and then...

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