Local democracy

Council decision-making is ‘more secretive today than ever’ – Roy Greenslade Guardian April 15th

Political Studies Association paper J Morrison: Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by local newspapers download pdf


Hansard Society report Digital citizens & democratic engagement download pdf


Opening up local election data

“As well as the general election on May 6th, there are also a number of local council elections too. With this in mind it’s become clear that election data needs to be opened up, so as well as knowing what councillor sits on what committee, people can also find out when they were elected, how many votes they’ve received, as well as things like voter turnout.”



Jadu blog


10 new case studies of examples of good involvement by public bodies: Urban Forum