Welcome to the Democratic Dashboard

24 March 2016

A huge range of elections are upcoming on the 5th of May 2016, covering the whole of the UK. There are votes for the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and the London Assembly. Bristol, Liverpool, London and Salford all have elections for Mayors. There are elections for 36 Police & Crime Commissioners in England and four in Wales. Finally, there are local council elections in 124 English councils. Everyone has a chance to have a voice in their local area.

The Democratic Dashboard is designed to give voters clear, easy-to-understand information about their local area and these upcoming elections. The Dashboard will offer unprecedented access to information on elections at all levels of UK democracy and we hope this will help you to make up your mind before visiting the ballot box.

The Dashboard uses interactive maps, tables, graphs and infographics to visualise a range of locally focused information on results, candidates, parties and facts about your local area. If there’s something missing in our current version, don’t worry, it will be here soon. In particular, visitors from Northern Ireland will be fully catered for very shortly. Other features to come over the next days and weeks include comprehensive 2016 candidate info, polling and forecasting information, more interactive maps, and in depth background stats on your area. So make sure to check back. If you wish to receive updates please sign up for all the latest news at the bottom of this page, or follow us on Twitter.

In the meantime, if you have any comments or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at democraticdashboard@gmail.com

We hope you will enjoy.