How do we know what events people want to see on MeetYourNextMP?

MeetYourNextMP was a crowdsourced calendar of over 1000 independent events at the general election. This was to make these events easier to find so voters could go and question their candidates, and also to try and make more voters aware these events exist and are open to all.

When people came to the site, how did we know what events to show them? We asked people what their postcode was, and directed them to a page for each constituency. But what events did we show? Continue reading “How do we know what events people want to see on MeetYourNextMP?”

The problems finding details of independent hustings for MeetYourNextMP

“now that I follow my candidates, I’m really surprised how many hustings have happened / are happening that are terribly badly advertised” – Democracy Club Volunteer

MeetYourNextMP was a crowdsourced calendar of over 1,000 independent events at the general election. This was to make these events easier to find so voters could question their candidates, and also to try and make more voters aware these events exist and that they are welcome at them. However, before we could start on the second goal we had to crack the first goal. Continue reading “The problems finding details of independent hustings for MeetYourNextMP”

Why MeetYourNextMP only listed independent events

MeetYourNextMP was a crowdsourced calendar of over 1,000 independent hustings or candidate forum events at the general election. Its purpose was to make these events easier to find so voters could go and question their candidates, and also to try to make more voters aware that these events exist and are open to all.

We chose to only list independent events. This was much discussed at the start and now the election’s over, it’s time to take a good look at this policy. Continue reading “Why MeetYourNextMP only listed independent events”