Voting Counts Wins UK Parliament Digital Democracy Award!
Yesterday the Voting Counts team was invited to Parliament to receive the Digital Democracy award, which recognised “the work of an individual or organisation that has connected people with the UK Parliament through digital engagement.”
The day started with an in-depth tour of Parliament, where we got to learn more about the history of the building, we were then lead up to the Speaker’s Apartment, where we enjoyed afternoon tea overlooking the Thames.
Following lunch we all sat down for the awards ceremony. There were a total of five awards presented to a range of individuals and organisations, including Scouts Cymru, an inspiring teacher and a charity that worked with Care leavers to introduce them to Parliament.
During the ceremony, Voting Counts was awarded the Digital Democracy Award for its work promoting democratic engagement online. On receiving the award, Voting Counts’ founder Rachael said;
Voting Counts aims to empower young adults, such as ourselves, to engage with the democratic process and Parliament, so for our work to be recongised by the institution itself is really special.
Of course, it couldn’t be possible without the hard work and commitment of the people who contribute to our website. Thank you!
After the awards had been presented there was a little time to have photographs before the Speaker of the House, John Bercow addressed the group to congratulate us on our awards.
The Voting Counts team headed to Westminster today where we were awarded the UK Parliament Digital Democracy award! 🗳🎉 pic.twitter.com/LkNPqCBA71
— Voting Counts 🗳 (@VotingCountsUK) March 14, 2018