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The Independent View: Harnessing the “BuzzFeed” effect to boost turnout in the Euro elections

Only 26% are certain to vote in the European elections, and 77% say they know less about the issues in a European election than a general election, according to the Hansard Society. At Unlock Democracy, we’ve been looking at new techniques to combat low turnout and the worrying lack of political knowledge about European institutions.

For the European elections, we worked with organisations from 14 countries across the EU to produce Vote Match Europe, an online quiz app which matches user to the parties that best represent their views in the European elections, based on the issues which they select as …

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  • Roland
    Need to be careful, if the government steps in and effectively caps energy prices, that will also cap VAT receipts. So the extra VAT etc. should be seen more as...
  • Lorenzo Cherin
    The Liberal Democrats are ahead of others here, though slow in my view as too lets say keen on a more economically traditional approach, at least for uk norms. ...
  • Roland
    Whilst I don't fully agree with Michael BG's list of suggested remedies, he has hit the nail on the head, as to the main causes of the current price increases -...
  • Roland
    @Alex Macfie >@Peter Hirst’s idea is probably unworkable, as what’s to stop passengers from travelling on combinations of free short-distance ticket...
  • Nigel Quinton
    A couple of thoughts from the above discussion. 1. Glad to see Duncan Brack encouraging the debate at conference to look at this. 2. Whilst not up to speed ...