Tech City, IDEALondon and Google Campus in Meg Hillier MP’s seat of Hackney South and Shoreditch, hosted the Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, and members of the Digital Democracy Commission on Thursday 13 February 2014.
The fact-finding visit included a roundtable discussion with tech companies based in London such as Sparkl, Sibdocity, The Social Ad Group, Buzz Radar and Affinitext.
Members of the Digital Democracy Commission include Robert Halfon MP, Helen Milner, Paul Kane, Dr Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Meg Hillier MP.
The objective of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy is to consider, report and make recommendations on how parliamentary democracy in the United Kingdom can embrace the opportunities afforded by the digital world to become more effective in:
- Representing the people
- Making laws
- Scrutinising the work and performance of government
- Encouraging citizens to engage with democracy
- Facilitating dialogue amongst citizens
In addition, the Commission aims to consider the implications for Parliament if it is to become more relevant to the increasingly diverse population it seeks to serve.
Any comments or ideas about the Commission can be emailed to the Digital Democracy Commission.
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