Ruli Pennington - Talking Local Government podcast producer @CLGdotPOD executive producer @CLGdotTV. Passionate about better public services, devolution, chess, malt whisky, women's football.


Democracy in a Digital Age Part II


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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.

This content brought to you free of charge through the generous support of Democracy Counts @demcounts 




On 27th June sixty people, change leaders, will meet at 58 Victoria Embankment (the NESTA building) for ten, peer and expert-led sessions, looking forward to the next stage of the transformation of local government. And after the putting down of markers, the creative stimulation, the networking and the seeding of future collaborations the outcome will be ten CLGdotTV programmes made available on-demand in the following months with your voice on the sound track and your face on the marquee.
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Join Brad Smith - Web services manager Hertfordshire County Council Brett Leahy - Chief Planner at Milton Keynes Council David Wilde – Director dwilde consulting Hilary Simpson - Founder Sleuth Cooperative Ian Litton - Director Positive Attributes Jane Hancer – Director of innovation CC2i Lianne Viney - Product Director Kirklees BetterCare Marc Greenwood - Head of Business Systems Coventry City Council Mark Cridge - Chief Executive mySociety Mark Thompson - Strategy director Methods Group Martin Sadler - formerly director of ICT at Walsall Council Natasha Epstein - Contract Manager South London Waste Partnership NHS Digital (Speaker TBC) Shane O'Neill – Chairman Elgin Vicky Sargent Better Connected and 45 more on June 27th
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