Update 21st November 2014: Meg’s chat has now taken place, catch up on her #digitaldemocracy live chat highlights here.
What is digital democracy? How can – and how should – we make our democracy more digital?
We’d love to hear your questions in advance and live on the day. Perhaps you want to know – or tell us…
- What is parliament doing to explore digital democracy? How can I get involved in this?
- How can I use digital democracy to tell Parliament about something I care about?
- How can digital democracy be used to improve communications with Parliament for young people?
- How might our digital democracy look in 5 years / 10 years / 20 years?
Please tweet us @parliament_week with any advance questions, using #digitaldemocracy, and we’ll gather them up for answering on the day. Do also pass this post on, or tag others into your tweets you think may be interested.
This Twitter chat is part of Do Democracy, a national campaign running during Parliament Week to find the burning issues that young people really care about. We will be focusing conversation where possible on the involvement of 16-24 year olds.
Meg is a member of the Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission, which is investigating the opportunities digital technology can bring for parliamentary democracy in the UK. It will make recommendations in January 2015 and welcomes views from everyone.
Meg has been the MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch since 2005, a constituency that includes Tech City; a hub for tech innovation in the UK and worldwide.
Ahead of the twitter chat Meg said;
“Hackney South and Shoreditch is one of Britain’s most diverse constituencies, where there is a big divide between those who are digitally connected and those who are not. Part of my role as an MP and a Commissioner, is to bridge that gap and encourage people to get involved in politics. We need to improve access and make it easier for people to interact with politicians. For the past 12 months the Commission has heard from thousands of people with ideas and thoughts on how to open up parliamentary democracy, and I’d love to hear from you on the 17th.”
Get involved in our other Parliament Week MP live chats:
- Mary MacLeod on #WomeninParliament from 1-2pm on 19th November
- Graham Allen on a #UKConstitution from 4-5pm on 19th November
- Tim Loughton on #UKYouthPolitics from 10-11am on 18th November