Who writes this stuff?

Paul Evans at the Slugger Awards 2008

Paul Evans

Paul Evans is a local democracy practitioner with a long track-record of running e-democracy projects at a local level with a particular focus upon the promotion of local representative democracy.

Paul’s current projects include the Councillor.info project and the Slugger O’Toole Awards. Previously, Paul helped to establish Poptel Technology Ltd in 2002, and was a director of this successful worker co-op web development company until 2007. Previously, Paul worked as a political researcher to an MEP specialising in broadcasting and media regulation. He was instrumental in establishing the original New Statesman New Media Awards back in 1998.

You can follow his Twitter feed here , and visit his Memeserver Ltd site.


Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski worked in Whitehall for ten years, including spells at the Treasury and the Cabinet Office, before leaving central government and becoming Head of Policy at an urban unitary in 2006.

He has a longstanding interest in participation and democracy, and blogs at The Democratic Society.






Mick Fealty

Mick Fealty

Mick Fealty specialises in New Media and Politics.

He is also the award winning blogger behind Slugger O’Toole, and he writes on Irish and British politics for the Telegraph’s Brassneck blog and the Guardian’s Comment is Free.

Mick also facilitates participatory events that parallel the social networking technologies that make online media so compelling.




Dave Briggs

Dave Briggs

Dave Briggs is an independent consultant working as a digital enabler for the public sector.

He blogs at DavePress and has worked in a variety of sectors advising on and evangelising for social media.





Andy Williamson

Andy Williamson has been involved in research, strategy and policy relating to online political communication, citizen engagement and the social appropriation of digital media for a long time.

What he’s really trying to do is figure out how digital media can help all of us to engage and flourish in a new era.

To try and make this happen, he has variously incarnated as an online activist and an advisor to various governments.

He also happens to be Director of the eDemocracy Programme at the Hansard Society.

This site has been set up with the aim of recruiting a number of other do-ers in the local democracy field, and Paul, Mick, Anthony and Dave are – hopefully – only the first of many posters to this site. If you are interested in getting involved, get in touch using this form:

Local Democracy Wordle


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