Dorset 4 Democracy
Dorset 4 Democracy is the new guise of the Dorset electoral and democratic reform organisation at which Richard is Membership Secretary.
It aims to be a communications based campaign organisation. Through investigation, blogging, and links with local campaigns we hope to show how democracy abused, can result in dire consequences for the local population. You just have to look at the poor housing in Boscombe and the Charles Street grand project in Dorchester to see how badly people are treated from vested interests abusing due democratic process.
He built the site above. The organisation hopes to drive home the importance of local views in local politics, and help drive the UK in some small part to a future where our leaders defer to the public and serve as opposed to 'lead' from their own opinions.
The UK Alternative Vote Yes Campaign
In D4D's previous guise as Fair Votes for Dorset helped the national campaign for the Alternative Vote ahead of the disastrous referendum On May 5 2011. Bruised but not knocked out, the campaign is pulling its socks up to push for a referendum on electoral reform in 2016.
Misreporting of the recent Lyme Regis Alternative Vote debate by Bagehot in The Economist. Read this blog and his response (No 17) here
Fair Votes for Dorset. He edited their website which can be found here.
Yes to Fairer Votes. The national campaign for the Alternative Vote can be seen here
He ran mock elections, shot photography and made films of events for them.
AVeasyas123.com. Richard built the explanatory website of the Alternative Vote which can be found here.
Mock Election in Dorchester