There’s bad news for Britons sick to the back teeth of elections – over 1500 more are just around the corner.
Thursday May 7th 2020 will see elections taking place in 118 English local councils and for eight directly elected mayors, forty police and crime commissioners and the London Assembly.
All in all 1538 elections will be taking place across the country, in what will be the first electoral test for the future leaders of Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
The Digital Democracy project is urging electors and elected alike to take advantage of its abuse-proof technology to engage with each other in the build up to the elections.
The project is based in the North East, where council elections in the Gateshead, Hartlepool, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland alone will see over 150 seats up for grabs – in addition to mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner contests.
The Digital Democracy project was established to use bridge the gulf between people and their elected representatives using their phones and other handheld devices – whilst blocking malicious or offensive communication in a way that other social media platforms do not.
The project’s Rate Your Leader allows confirmed voters in specific electoral divisions to communicate directly with the elected representatives, as well as rating them for responsiveness.
Campaign head Joel Popoola said:
“The result of December’s General Election prompted many politicians to promise to listen better to the people they serve. The trouble is, they don’t have long to do it before those people go back to the polls!
“Everyday digital technology like our free Rate Your Leader gives them the power to do that with a touch of a button, as well as letting voters get a better sense of the people they are voting for then press release and campaign promises.
“These elections will be the first big test both for new leaders of Labour and the Liberal Democrats, who will be in post by the times these elections happen, but also for the Conservatives as a sign of how sustainable December’s gains may be”.
The Rate Your Leader app is available from the Apple and Google Marketplaces. The app has a five star rating on the Google market, with one reviewer writing “This is the new level of politics…better communication of leaders with the electorates and accountability”.
An ever-increasing number of MPs, councillors, MEPs and Police & Crime Commissioners have already taken advantage of the free democracy app to stay in touch with the people who elect them and to get their message out to confirmed voters in their constituencies, helping them truly understand what matters most to the people who elect them