Digital Democracy Commission

The Digital Democracy Commission or the Speaker's Digital Democracy Commission is a commission set up by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP in November 2013.

The purpose of the commission is to investigate opportunities which can increase democratic participation in the UK.

Mr Bercow, outlined the commission's objectives as:

"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 "

External Resources

Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy

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