Ruli Pennington - Talking Local Government podcast producer @CLGdotPOD executive producer @CLGdotTV. Passionate about better public services, devolution, chess, malt whisky, women's football.@UnruliP
Simon Verdon of software developers Democracy Counts and David Wilde (DWilde Consulting) Delivery Partner at Mapolitical & Vicky Sargent Director of Better Connected surveys
Practical democracy demands transparency and open data and up-to-date information and easy access to information and the digital thing is perfectly fitted to deliver these necessities but somehow it's not as simple as that. Change is afoot, however, and it seems that in future local democracy might be enabled to live up to its name. Accessible on-line data is essential at every stage of the democratic process - before, during and after elections - and the more there is and the better informed the electorate are then democratic engagement becomes that much easier and the results of elections can be better trusted to be truly representative of the will of the people.
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