The 8th Audit of Political Engagement
The eighth Audit of Political Engagement was launched on March 30 in Parliament.
The Audit series provides a statistical context to everyday speculation about the state of political engagement. In doing so, the Audits indicate the degree to which attitudes and behaviour change year-on-year and allows a fuller picture of participation and interest in politics.
The report shows that while last year's momentous political events increased the public's interest in politics to a record 58%, there was no matching rise in political or civic activity. Beyond voting, people were no more likely to get involved or participate in politics than they are in non-election years.
The Audit research also examines public attitudes to Parliament. While the public's knowledge of Parliament has increased, satisfaction has decreased.
At the launch event a packed room heard Rt Hon Peter Riddell , Chair of the Hansard Society preside over a panel consisting of Mark Harper MP - Minister for Political & Constitutional Reform, Lord Archy Kirkwood - Chair, Information Committee, Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP - Chair of Labour's Social Action Forum.
The report's authors Dr Ruth Fox and Matt Korris presented the report's findings.
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Listen to the event:
Presentation by Dr Ruth Fox and Matt Korris/ Mark Harper MP
Lord Archy Kirkwood
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
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