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Open government in the UKIP Manifesto

16th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the UKIP Manifesto. Have we missed anything? UKIP Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the UKIP Manifesto here. Topline messages Quote from the manifesto Page number Political reform and accountability National referendum every 2…


Open government in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto

16th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto. Have we missed anything? Updated on 17/04/15 to include commitments on Freedom of Information and the Digital Bill of Rights – thanks to Maurice Frankel at Campaign for Freedom of Information and Ellen Broad…


Open government in the Green Manifesto

16th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Green Manifesto. Have we missed anything? Green Manifesto Green Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the Green Manifesto here.   Topline messages Quote from the manifesto Page number Constitutional Convention Citizen-led, bottom-up constitutional…


Open Government Awards: Improving Public Services through Open Government

15th April 2015

The OGP’s annual Open Government Awards has come around again, with this year’s theme being Improving Public Services through Open Government. OGP member countries have been invited to put forward initiatives to be considered in the awards, with the winner due to be announced at the OGP Global Summit in Mexico City in October 2015. Initiatives should demonstrate…


Open Government in the Conservative Manifesto

14th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Conservative Manifesto. Have we missed anything? We’ll be updating this post as suggestions come in. Conservative Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the Conservative Party Manifesto here.   Topline messages Quote from the…


Open Government in the Labour Manifesto

14th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Labour Manifesto. Have we missed anything? We’ll be updating this post as suggestions come in. Labour Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the Labour Party Manifesto here. Topline messages Quote from…


Reviewing the Open Government Network

27th March 2015

This Open Government Network has been going for about three years now. The 10th April will mark the third anniversary of the first open letter the network sent to Francis Maude on the Open Government Partnership. With Spring arrived and nine months until the UK’s next OGP Action Plan being due, now’s a good time…


Meeting with Francis Maude on UK OGP progress | 23 February 2015 | Meeting note

5th March 2015

23rd February 2015 Introduction On 23rd February, six members of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network met Francis Maude (Minister for the Cabinet Office) and officials from the Cabinet Office Transparency Team to discuss progress and next steps on the Open Government Partnership in the UK. Attendees Civil Society Network Anthony Zacharzewski, Democratic Society…


All political parties must commit to open government | Joint letter

23rd January 2015

This week, over seventy members of the UK Open Government Network sent a letter to UK political parties calling on them to commit to open government and the Open Government Partnership. Read the letter below. The letter was sent to: Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Conservative Party Democratic Unionist Party Green Party Labour Labour Liberal…


Meeting with Francis Maude | 4th November 2014

19th November 2014

Introduction On 4th November 2014, seven members of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network met Francis Maude (Minister for the Cabinet Office) and officials from the Cabinet Office Transparency Team to discuss progress and next steps on the Open Government Partnership in the UK. Attendees Civil Society Network Andy Williamson, Democratise Anthony Zacharzewski, Democratic…