Women for Independence is supporting research currently being conducted at the University of Loughborough exploring inclusion and exclusion in democracy in Scotland. The first stage of this research involves a survey and we would encourage everyone reading this to complete this survey. The research is also being supported by Electoral Reform Society Scotland, Common Weal and SANE among others.
The survey will take around 10-15 minutes to complete and will ask you a series of questions about local politics, political participation and inclusion and exclusion in politics. In order to process the data collected, the survey will also ask you some personal questions such as your age and where you live. All the data collected through the survey will be securely protected and you will be kept anonymous throughout.
You can start the survey by clicking here.
The survey will run online until the 10th May. Please feel free to share the survey with friends and family or anyone else in your network.
At the end of the survey you will be asked about taking part in the second stage of the research which will involve small group discussions around some of the issues raised in the survey and in connection to the idea of writing a constitution for your local area.
If you have any questions about the survey or about the research project, please contact Thomas Swann: T.Swann@lboro.ac.uk