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The Independent View: Introducing Hustings.com

A lot has been written about the growing gulf between the voting public and their representatives, voter apathy and low turnout.  Candidates and the media do their best to engage voters but it’s an uphill slog.  At this election in particular a low turnout is a real risk because people have been put off voting at all by a succession of scandals.

A lot has also been written about how the internet may help candidates connect with voters.  Who knows whether this will be seen as the first ‘e-election’.  But it has struck me for a while that candidates’ online campaigns …

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