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#GE2017 update

There’s going to be a general election on 8 June. Read about how you can help, or donate now to support our work.

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General election! Here's what's happening at Democracy Club. Get involved!

We think there’s still a local election on 4 May... the local elections, we’ve completed our first pass through the local nomination papers and the open data is out in the wild.

It's #GE2017

There's going to be a general election on 8 June. Help us to help voters!


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

Find a GE2017 candidate via Twitter! 🐦

Time required: Five minutes

There are fewer than 50 days until the General Election – the sooner we can find out basic information about candidates, the sooner we can start looking for more detail.

You can find lots of candidate declarations via twitter! Start from:

When you find a tweet from the party or candidate that says they’re standing, keep hold of it (you’ll need to cite it as a source), then search their name on the candidates crowdsourcer to check if they’re already known to us:

  • If they are, edit the candidate and add the new election (citing the tweet).
  • If they’re not, create a new candidate, including as much information as you can (e.g. name, twitter account) and adding their general election candidacy.
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