When we started out, we extracted all of the policies (promises) from the government’s 2017 election manifesto, and logged them in a spreadsheet. There were 694 of them, which we have spread across 16 categories.
Since then, a group committed of volunteers from all walks of life have been writing verdicts for each of the promises.
It takes a lot of time to analyse, write and review a ‘verdict’ for one policy, but there are now just three categories where we still have policies to complete verdicts for. They are:
Rather than wait for an entire category to be completed before we publish the policies, we are now publishing each policy as soon as it is written and reviewed.
It’s taken a while, but we’re nearly there. What’s more, we have the website, editorial system and tools in place to start straight away when the new government is elected. Things will be far simpler next time!
If you’d like to help us complete the final policies, or track progress of the next government, all you need to do is sign-up here to get access to all of the tools and information you need. It’s open to everyone, and you don’t need specialist knowledge to start. And you’ll be amazed at what you can learn!