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    June 2017: campaign training

    When people complain but are not heard, it is time to campaign. But effective campaigning skills, knowledge, contacts and confidence as well as passion. People deserve more opportunities to develop the ability to influence decisions that affect their lives. Disasters can be prevented, problems solved and …

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  • Why we need a Commission on Learning for Democracy

    Most people in Britain don’t know how the system works and have almost no opportunities to learn how to have an effective say. People in powerful positions, on the other hand, get a great deal of support to make their voice heard in the intense …

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  • Five paradoxical lessons from David Cameron

    As the party conference season starts and David Cameron fades from political memory it is time to draw lessons from his ten years at the top of the Conservative Party and his swift departure after the Brexit vote. His period in power restored Conservative confidence …

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    Labour promise votes at 16 and better political education

    Labour leader Ed Miliband responded to Democracy Matters saying “we have to transform who has power in our country, so that people who feel locked out are let back in.”  He wrote that Labour will lower the voting age to 16, improve citizenship and political …

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    Vote Match to Unlock Democracy

    Vote Match helps you find the party that best matches your views. Take the quiz to see which party best matches your views in the 2015 UK election. Vote Match is run by Unlock Democracy, a non-profit, non-partisan campaign for democratic reform and a founder …

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    Why we need learning for democracy

    Politics today is like elite sports in which a few teams have the best facilities and the winner takes all, while public participation plummets through lack of facilities, training and support. The game on the pitch is decided by men with money who hire top …

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    How to have a say in the 2015 manifestos

    All over the country small groups of people are writing manifestos for the country’s future. Each party has teams of people drafting and testing policies to entice voters next May. Each team is blitzed by lobbyists from all directions, including Democracy Matters, and tested almost …

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    Turning tables on the Lobbying Act

    The Lobbying Act restricts Oxfam from calling on political parties to support the world’s poorest, but allows newspapers to campaign for the rich, poor or cheesed off to their hearts content. It limits the Countryside Alliance and RSPCA from campaigning for or against fox hunting, …

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    Democracy Matters Action Update August 2013

    It is easier to get stories into the media while politicians are away from Westminster. If you want journalists to find you, AskCharity is a free service to help journalists find case studies and information from non-profit organisations, who can also use it to build …

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    Register of Lobbyists

    Timesacle: Ongoing

    Purpose: Work with Unlock Democracy and other member organisation on follow-up to the Government’s Review of lobbying.

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