Insights from the UK and beyond
Rate Your Politician, billed as an “e-democracy” website for users in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales by its Belfast-based founders, provides a grassroots voting platform on politicians and political topics.
Users not only vote on the site, but are also allowed to set their own poll questions.
“It allows people to actively and in real-time rate politicians,” Patrick Lismore, 26, said in an interview. “People get to vote periodically, but this allows them to track politicians while they are in office.”