'Free' elections

Make elections totally 'free' (costwise) so parties are free of interest groups

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FutureGov Team Hack
What could FutureGov fix in a week?

Despite being 'cheap' by international standards UK elections (local and national) still cost millions of pounds to fight. This money has to come from somewhere leaving parties at the mercy of funders (be they tycoons, unions or anyone else). This compromises their decisions and erodes public faith in politics and the government.

Emerging technology, notably social media and big data analytics presents opportunities to replace the costly channels currently used by parties to get their message out, and ensure a level playing field.

If the FutureGov team can sort this one it could transform politics for a generation.