Who won the digital war? #YestoAV #NotoAV

Labour grandee Lord Mandelson, a keen supporter of electoral reform, told the BBC: “It is going to be a very decisive No vote against changing the electoral system to AV. “I think that’s very disappointing, but I’m equally entirely unsurprised by it. Nobody could have foreseen the extent to which the whole vote over the […]

Election 2010, 1am-2am

Just realised that I’m also on the 1am-2am highlights of this amazing live marathon by University of Winchester Journalism students – who usually create a 10 minute programme once a week, and ran for around 12-14 hours. Their TV channel could only take 100 viewers and was oversubscribed throughout the night. This was the 12-midnight […]

First-Past-the-Election

“The verdict was already in, even before polling day. This was not an internet election, and all those who had suggested it might be had got it completely wrong. It was a television election, and all of those tweeters and bloggers were sad political obsessives talking to each other. Hold on a minute – can […]

Just how powerful is your vote?

With the government, and others, indicating that your vote has power, and that you MUST vote, another app indicates just how powerful (or otherwise) your vote actually is: Even without all the debates about the fight for suffrage, voting in an election is a constitutional right, and if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about […]