Free Vote Voluntary Recall Alliance (FVVRA)

Free Vote Voluntary Recall Alliance (FVVRA) invite all candidates standing for election as a Member of Parliament in the 7th May 2015 Westminster General Election to sign the FVVRA Pledge promising (if elected) to represent the interests of their constituents, their region and their country above their party or any other interests.

- See more at: www.fvvra.org

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Vote Selfish

A campaigning encouraging young people to vote.

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Make Lying in Parliament History

If I were to lie in a court of law, I would go to jail. But it's entirely legal for an MP to lie to Parliament.

- See more at: www.change.org

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Vote for policies, not personalities.

Compare what each party is promising to do, and make an informed decision about who to vote for at the 2015 general election.

Take the survey, the results may surprise you!

- See more at: voteforpolicies.org.uk

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Bite the Ballot

Register to Vote now

How many of us really know The Basics when it comes to politics? We created two games aimed at inspiring discussions about voting, demystifying the registration process and emphasizing the enormous power young people have.

In the sidebar you will find a collection of resources that anyone can download. Anyone can run their own session. We invite people to register to vote at the end of games – which is why you’ll find a registration form at the back of the pack.

Can your opinions change in 45 minutes? Download the resources from the sidebar, or scroll down to play it with our celebrity partners.

- See more at: www.bitetheballot.co.uk/the-basics/

- See more at: www.bitetheballot.co.uk

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Note: this is England-only, pre-manifesto quiz (see FAQ) - a full version will be launched soon

Who Should You Vote For? is the easiest to use UK general election quiz, helping you to decide who to vote for and which party matches your views most closely. So far we have versions for England and Scotland. Simply select how much you agree or disagree with the statements below.

- See more at: http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/#sthash.k4FWzvwY.dpuf

 

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National Health Action Party

The National Health Action Party is a political party formed by doctors, nurses, paramedics and ordinary people who've come together to defend and improve the NHS. We want a society built on compassion and decency, not fear and self-interest. We need you to help us save the NHS for future generations. If we don't fightback now, we'll lose it.​

- See more at: www.nhap.org

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Direct Democracy

Chapter Four: DIRECT DEMOCRACY - MAKING MPS ACCOUNTABLE TO THE ELECTORATE by Zac Goldsmith MP

(Taken from "What they never told you about Parliament"?

- See more at: www.leftfutures.org)

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Billie Bragg Land Reform

What can I do?

As part of the coalition between the Tories and the Lib Dems, there will be a referendum on a fairer voting system called Alternative Vote (AV). Although an improvement on FPTP, it does not distribute seats in proportion to the votes cast. Many of us believe that we need proportional representation and will be using the referendum debate to argue that everyone’s vote must count equally. Join us in the campaign for a truly fair voting system.

- See more at: www.billybragg.co.uk

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Poole People

Poole People is a voluntary organisation dedicated to improving the quality-of-life of the people of Poole.

The Borough of Poole is a wonderful place to live and most of its residents appreciate this. It has, however, a relatively low average income, high property prices and disjointed communities. For many years, it has also been overshadowed by Bournemouth, its boisterous, younger neighbour. http://www.poolepeople.org.uk/index.php/about-us/introduction

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Bella Calendonia

Bella is a newspaper and website. You can write for it, stock it, distribute it, sponsor it, subscribe to it:  email us at bellasletters (at) yahoo.co.uk  Bella is edited by Mike Small. Bella is named after  a character in Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (1992). Like Bella we are looking for a publication and a movement that is innocent, vigorous and insatiably curious. Bella is aligned to no one and sees herself as the bastard child of parent publications too good for this world, from Calgacus to Red Herring, from Harpies & Quines to the Black Dwarf.  http://bellacaledonia.org.uk

 

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Note my Vote

Welcome to Note My Vote which provides the public with the opportunity to have a greater say on issues that affect them. This is achieved by conducting polls on both legislative matters and breaking news items so the public can vote to inform MPs about their views. Those votes relating to legislative matters will be cast before MPs vote on them in the House of Commons. In addition to being forwarded to MPs, the results of these votes, and all other polls, are published on the website and can be sent to members via email.

The results will provide information as to the degree of support/opposition to a specific piece of legislation/topic within different constituencies and how this compares nationally.

- See more at: http://www.notemyvote.co.uk

 

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THE TRADE Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

THE TRADE Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) was set-up in 2010 to enable trade unionists, community campaigners and socialists to stand candidates against the pro-austerity establishment parties.  Under Britain's election laws candidates can only appear on the ballot paper as an 'Independent' if they are not endorsed by a registered political party. That doesn't allow trade unionists or local anti-cuts campaigners to distinguish themselves as standing for something different to the mainstream. But using the TUSC name does.

- See more at: www.tusc.org.uk

 

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Votes for Animals

‘Animals have friends and those friends have votes’ is an Animal Aid initiative to encourage voters to speak up for animals and urge their political representatives to support animal-friendly policies.  On this website you can find the political parties’ manifestos on animal issues, see how your MP feels about key animal issues and make contact to urge him or her to support Animal Aid’s campaign objectives. You can also send your own message to thank them for their ethical stance or to encourage them to support animal protection measures that matter most to you in the future.

- See more at: www.voteforanimals.org.uk

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