Heavitree Political Participation Panel pilot

561 residents (50% being women) joined a panel with an offer to increase local political engagement (incorporating 72% of those who engaged in conversation, and 66% of everyone encountered). The author is surprised at how high the recruitment rate is, and links it to residents frustration with existing political engagement.

Direct Representation (Minimal Coleman)

Devised independently, but now nesting within Coleman’s political philosophy, this method offers elected representatives and aspirant activists a minimal set of activities which informally fuse aspects of direct and representative democracy, offer constituents a more authentic political conversation, and need not await wider political reforms.