Digital Democracy: a guide for PCCs

Here is a great read on digital participation – from Catherine Howe of Public-i for the shiny and new Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. It’s an excellent introduction and handbook, not just for those involved in policing. (I should say, for full disclosure, that as well as running Public-i, Catherine is one of Demsoc’s […]

How far do we want long arm of the law stretched?

Feeling safe in your community is one of the most important issues on the agenda when deciding who to vote for, with it’s voting power is often reflected in the mainstream media. Despite Labour claiming that since 1997 crime is down by a third, and violent crime by over 40%, endless stories about crime rates, […]

Domestic Issues raised in the first Leaders’ Debate

There is no doubt that last night political history was made with the first live television debate between the leaders of the three main parties. Questions were put to them on domestic issues covering education, health, crime and the recovery from an audience hand picked to reflect British society. So was the debate focused on […]

The Fox Hunting Ban- do we want a repeal?

Image via Wikipedia Vote-Ok, a site for the repeal of the Fox Hunting ban, plans to reignite the issue of fox hunting in the run up to the election. According to an IPSOS Mori poll, 75% of people back the ban. This, combined with the fact that David Cameron claimed that repeal of the ban […]