ABOUT ElectionsUK.org, CommunitySurveys.net, HealthGovuk.org,
ELECTORAL EDUCATION?Limited ?
for Impartial Election Education www.ElectionsUK.org
Supporting educational programmes in schools and colleges.
Stimulating discussion through local media technology and surveys.
Developing access by Digital TV and other electronic means..
Using video, quotes from candidates are a fundamental part of the programme and interconnection with other media sources and impartial educational organisations will be sought.
Promoting social inclusion by multi language usage and delivery by web, CD, text or tape as required.
To cover?General, By and European Elections (MP’s & MEP’s)
Mayoral Elections, Local Councils and Elections, Youth Parliament (MYP)
Euro & European Constitution Referendum, Regional Assembly Referendums & Elections,
2nd Chamber (successor to House of Lords) Elections
"It's vital that voters know as much as possible about what they're voting for, and this innovative site makes an important and valuable contribution."?
"This is a valuable initiative which uses the web in innovative ways - especially the audio messages from candidates."
- Professor of e-democracy at the Oxford
And senior research associate with the Hansard Society's E-Democracy Programme.
Re Concept for Great Grimsby General Election website.
Projects covered so far ?See www.ElectionsUK.org
impartial websites for
Mayoral Elections impartial websites at
3. ELECT has prepared a paper to suggest that political election websites should be accredited as party political, general or Impartial.
This comes about
because of Dr Stephen Coleman’s paper on the
5. 2003 European Debate at Grimsby Institute impartially chaired by ElectionsUK
6. 2003 Planning stage for North West Regional Assembly for impartial information debates and interactive website and Lesson Plans to inform the public about the Elected Assembly Referendum (Nov 2004) funded by NWRA.
2004 Regional Referendum Debate on the fringe of the Conservative Spring Conference at
2005 Pre Election Debate at the
2005 Election Debate with all
the candidates at the
2005 Election Debate at
2005 Election Debate with all
candidates for the Great Grimsby Constituency chaired by
13. ?lt;/span>Submissions and follow up to the POWER INQUIRY study on how to improve democracy sponsored by Joseph Rowntree Charitable and Reform Trusts.
15. 2007-8 Working with North Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust to carry out a?pilot with Foundation Trust Network members; objective to develop a cost effective robust 2 way method of interaction between public, members, Governors and Directors.-called www.HealthGovUK.org
1) 2007 -8?To produce a system to allow MP’s to connect with their constituents to obtain their opinions. www.CommunitySurveys.net?
2) ?lt;/span>Working with digital and ipTV specialists to interact with doctors surgeries.called Health & Wellbeing TV
3) 2007 Developing a Digital web TV approach to connect Councillors with their constituents between elections.
4) Rolling Out the 2003 Council Election “Encouraging Participation?Package in light of the Electoral Administration Bill 2006 and tying it into the lifetime education concept.
5) Preparing an impartial review - “What if?of the 4 positions of European cooperation for European Constitution Referendum including the future direction of the European Union.
6) Developing the idea of Local Democracy Hubs by piloting YOUNG DEMOCRACY HUBS to assist connecting Electoral Services, Schools and Youth Services with democratically elected young people.
ABOUT ELECT and UNIVERSITY MEMBERS
Officers of Electoral Education Limited ?a company limited by guarantee No 4561554
Founder Directors and Working Group members
Director & Executive Secretary -
John Trevitt ?Former Chief executive Immage Studios/Channel 7 Television & Consultant East Coast Media
Working Group members
Martin Vickers ?Conservative N.E.Lincs. Councillor, Cabinet member and Agent for Edward Leigh MP
Paul Chaplin ?Director of KP Packaging Ltd
Stephen Ryder ?Manager - CPO Media
Trevor Ellis ?Mariner Computer Services
James Ellis - Mariner Business Applications Limited
Muriel Barker CBE ?former Yorkshire Forward, Humber Forum, former Chairman of Open School Network. Former Labour shadow leader N.E.Lincs. Councillor,
Geoff Lowis ?Liberal Democrat N.E.Lincs. Councillor and Cabinet Member
Jenny Fenton - Electoral
Services Officer, North
Hull University Working Group leader
Professor The Lord Norton of Louth, Professor of Government University of Hull, Recently Chairman House of Lords Constitution Committee, President The Politics Association, Vice President The Political Studies Association, Council Hansard Society -?Conservative
Lord Chris Haskins ?Recently Chairman?Better
Regulation Task Force, member of New Deal Task Force, Trustee of DEMOS, a
member of the CBI President's Council. Former Chairman of Northern Foods Plc
and Express Dairies Plc.
Robert Marcus ?Chat Moderators Ltd working with e envoy, BBC etc.- Moderation of online chat and discussion forums
?Deputy Director ?Law and Democratic Services North
Andrew McKinnon ?Propeller, Immage Studios,
In January 2001, a passing remark by
Over the last 3 ?years a format was devised for impartial election educational websites using the 2001 General Election constituencies of Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes as the initial pilots, supported by the Community Partnership for North East Lincolnshire.?In May 2002 the Doncaster Mayoral Elections were covered with extra audio content.?A major pilot project was carried out with the support of The Electoral Commission ?New Initiatives Fund for local elections 2003.
project was to reengage the candidates of North East Lincolnshire (
64 of the 91 candidates cooperated with the project and this can be seen at Local Elections on this page.
October 2003 we hosted a lively debate in
In late 2003 we were asked by the North West Regional Assembly to devise & oversee an impartial project to inform the public in their region of 6.1 Million people about the issues raised by Elected Regional government. This project was fully developed ready to launch the big drive to interview the 76 MP’s plus MEP’s Council, opposition, business and community leaders for their views broken down into their 5 County / sub regional / local parts.
Lesson plan was developed and then vetted By Prof Lord Norton, Chairman of the
House of Lords Constitutional Committee and Debates initially around the spring
party conferences were arranged. After this developmental stage the funding
could not be found. Probably because indications were appearing that the
referendum was about to be abandoned. We did however run a very good debate
attached to the Conservative Conference in
In May / June 2004 the North East Lincolnshire local elections were covered again using the technical format developed the year before as a base. This time 27 of the 35 candidates cooperated and we produced lesson plans for the schools and we were supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
January 2006 the UK Youth Parliament Elections in North East Lincolnshire was covered using the ElectionsUK systems raising participation by over 10 times and arranging Polling Stations in 10 schools.
These sites are still online under www.ElectionsUK.org
From June 2007 we have been working with the North Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust to carry out a pilot with Foundation Trust Network members; objective to develop a cost effective robust 2 way method of interaction between public, members, Governors and Directors.-Current Survey now online at?www.HealthGovUK.org
In November 2001 a report was issued by the House of Commons Public Administration Committee, suggesting a Democracy Commission be set up to encourage voting.
Following contacts with The Electoral Commission, the Hansard Society, House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, DTLR ?Local Government Modernisation Team, Yorkshire Forward, The Radio Authority and Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust it was decided that this Educational Charity be formed as a not for profit vehicle to develop the ideas.
After further contacts with the Electoral Commission, ELECT asked to become the Impartial Euro Referendum website and was recommended to get partners and to see the Irish Referendum Commission for ideas.
was done and Lord Norton of Louth, Professor of Government at
Working in collaboration with Hull University and the Electoral Commission, the concept of forming the nucleus of an informal independent “democratic commission?or Association), including a Referendum Commission to take the lead in electoral education both nationally and internationally was considered..
Partnerships were secured with Chatmoderators Ltd ?for discussion group moderation and YOUGOV.com ?for especially commissioned independent Polls.
Men and Women will only be excluded by choice as many neighbourhood organisations are increasing web access to those interested.
Using the internet as a library, information can be transferred where required to audio tape / CD versions / print - could be produced for those without computers and foreign language versions for ethnic minorities.