Areeq Chowdhury

Areeq Chowdhury is the chief executive of WebRoots Democracy, a pressure group which campaigns for greater voter participation and the introduction of online voting. Alongside this, he works for an accountancy firm and is training to become a chartered accountant.

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Bringing democracy online

Areeq Chowdhury

Online voting is not only a necessity but an inevitability, writes Areeq Chrowdhury We’re not even halfway through, and 2017 has already brought about another political earthquake in Western democracy. An earthquake in the sense that an election that was meant to end up as a thumping majority for the incumbent Conservative party ended up…

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Bridging the democratic divide in the UK

Areeq Chowdhury

Online voting and digital democracy Digital democracy, the next frontier in modern democratic reform, is a concept that isn’t given the prominence it deserves in British political discourse; but it is a concept that is fundamental to bridging the widening democratic divide between the young and the old. As I define it, it is the…