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1. What is your name?

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Susan Luckham

Elected representatives

6. Members of Parliament are elected to represent local people’s interests in the House of Commons. How can the internet and social media help with this?

Comment:
They can allow us to convey our serious concerns and help to put in place a way to help us achieve a satisfactory result.

7. Does social media enhance the local link for MPs, or undermine it by involving them in more national and international discussions?

Comment:
It is just a tool for "speaking" to people. There is no magic, just good old hard work keeping in touch with your voters.

8. Use of interactive technology is increasing. Is this likely to increase pressure for more direct democracy, such as crowd-sourcing, referendums and citizens’ initiatives?

Comment:
It is what it is, no problems were ever solved by mass email, everyone is different, and we all need to be heard. I think everyone should choose a colour in a group, say red for immigration, and green for green issues, and they appoint a head speaker to convey their views in and across the UK. Would this not be more sensible??

9. What will democracy look like in 15 – 20 years?

Comment:
There will be none, as the people of the UK no longer trust the Government and I feel there will be a civil war because of mass immigration, as no-one in the UK feels this is their home anymore. MP's do not live amongst it, so we feel they do not understand./ Make MP's lead from the front...do as we do, not as we say!

Information about politics

11. How can online provision of information about elections be improved, including details of where to vote, how to vote and the results?

Comment:
People should be allowed to vote online, as some like me cannot get to the polling stations. It should all be done online, save all that money of opening stations.

Political campaigning

12. Can we expect continuous election campaigning through digital channels – what would citizens feel about that and would it undermine or strengthen representative democracy?

Comment:
People will have their say no matter what, so you either allow them their say or they vote with their feet, and if happens again as in the past few years, people will cease voting at all. We need trust and the Government seen to be experiencing "our lot" in exchange for their huge wage packet!