Digital Democracy

Digital democracy is a relatively new topic in the Democracy section of Unit 1. Questions asked in the past have generally been poorly answered and lacking breadth.

Today’s report by John Bercow shows that there is more to digital democracy than online voting for electors at election time.

It also highlights some other proposed ‘modernisation’ moves in Parliament- allowing remote voting for MPs with childcare concerns (this may help to make a career as an MP appeal to women) and to allow greater use of social media in the chamber which could improve voter engagement and therefore participation.


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