The Online Election Hustings - a social network for democracy

The Online Election Hustings is a place where people ask questions, and other people - non-aligned, party activists, or candidates themselves - answer them. Anybody whether they're a logged in member or not can ask a question, but only logged in members can answer them; logged in members can also upvote questions, and questions asked by logged in members automatically start off higher up the list than questions asked anonymously.

When you register you declare what - if any - affiliation you might have; people who share affiliations with people who answer questions will ultimately have the ability to verify answers as being good representatives of that party's view. Questions answered by candidates show up higher up the list, so you can get a better feel for how that party views any given issue.

As a social network for democracy, the Online Election Hustings works best when you, the users, help support and promote it - share its existence with your friends, ask and answer questions, and persuade your candidates and party workers to register and join in the discussions too.

Latest questions

Proposed Boundary Changes in Birmingham - Selly Oak, UK General Election 2017 - 0 answers

On 2017-04-25
Will the proposed boundary changes change the way you vote on the 2017 election?
Democracy

What can the mayor deliver? in West Midlands, Combined Authority metro-mayor elections 2017 - 0 answers

On 2017-04-25
All the candidates have made various promises as part of their manifestos. But given the limitations of having to also work with the constituent councils, the limited funding available, and the actual limits of their constitutionally granted power, how much of the candidates' promises is actually deliverable?
Democracy

Increasing public engagement in local democracy in West Midlands, Combined Authority metro-mayor elections 2017 - 0 answers

On 2015-10-18
Arguably local democracy is the most important facet of our tradition of democracy, but is the area which the public tends to be least interested in. How would you increase public interest and engagement in local democracy in the lead up to future local and mayoral elections?
Democracy

West Midlands' arts and culture in West Midlands, Combined Authority metro-mayor elections 2017 - 0 answers

On 2015-10-18
How would you prioritise funding and / or other support for the West Midlands' art and culture scene in the context of ongoing council funding cutbacks?
Arts, culture, and media, Economy

Londin midland trains in Birmingham - Selly Oak, UK General Election 2017 - 0 answers

On 2015-03-25
londin midland r officially the worst trains in britan. How will u make them better?
Transport

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