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 "