Mention the word "politics" to someone and there's a fair chance that they'll look at you as if you've spoken a dirty word. Talk about specific issues like the economy, foreign policy, the NHS or the environment, though, and you'll often find that people are as passionate about public life as ever they were. For busy people, finding out how well their MP represents their views rather than just the party line is hard. That's why we've created Your Democracy.
Communities nowadays are less cohesive than they once were. As a consequence, it can be difficult to know what people in your area think about the big issues of the day, whether they're local or national. That's why we've made sure that you can engage in dialogue with local people and to compare your views with them as well as with your MP. What's more, we've made it so that you can see how your MP matches up with your constituency to see whether they're doing a good job, even if they're not reflecting your views!
We want every MP in the UK to use Your Democracy as an efficient and powerful tool for engaging with their constituents. We don't have a political agenda and we understand that the demands placed on modern representatives can be unrelenting; the site is designed to make it easier for MPs to serve the public.
One person's voice is easily lost in the hubbub of a sophisticated modern society. Noisy minorities can dominate the agenda and win attention for their cause for all the wrong reasons. Join with your local community and the nation as a whole to create a message that can't be ignored.