Round table discussion in Liverpool: summary

The Speaker finished a digital democracy related visit to Liverpool with a panel-based discussion and question time with staff and volunteers from Everton in the Community, the charity of Everton FC.

Summary of discussion:

  • Electronic voting

The consensus from the discussion was that the UK can’t carry on with the traditional form of voting and that dramatic change was needed.

  • Digital divide

The group discussed lessons which could be learnt from retailers on how people were accessing data.

  • Local Authorities

The group focused on how Local Authories have been trying to engage using tablet friendly websites and tools.

  • Co-production

The group discussed ideas for co-production and using people and partners to develop joint products and projects.

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