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We're bringing the UK's democratic process into the 21st century.

Towards better elections

Read our report on Democracy Club’s work on the 2017 elections and the future of digital services for democracy

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The data we create is open and free to use. Google, Buzzfeed, The Guardian and others have used our data to reach millions of people.

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Democracy needs you! Join thousands of people helping to make democracy better by completing small quests.

Help us write a hustings toolkit

Time required: Less than an hour

We think hustings — or debates between election candidates — are particularly valuable in helping people to meet and learn about their candidates.

We can help improve turnout at hustings events by listing and advertising them via our Who Can I Vote For? website— but only if they exist!

There often aren’t many hustings for local elections, so let’s change that! We could start by writing a quick guide to How To Run A Hustings.

Think about how to arrange it, advertise it, run it on the night and record it. Keep an eye out for tools like to help crowdsource questions.

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Is it summer yet?

We review our reviews, we’re trying to get data/feedback from partners, and we’ve a new way of working: please come and join in!

The Road to May 2018

Having reviewed the last year and workshopped 'what's next', we've now drafted our goals for the year to May 2018. We'd love your feedback!

Review of the Year!

We launched our May '16 — June '17 annual report at a party in London.

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