89up Labs launches first question platform for UK parliamentary candidates
89up Labs is working with Open Rights Group and Democracy Club to launch the first platform for multiple UK charities and civil society groups to ask questions of parliamentary candidates in the forthcoming UK general election.
The new platform, Candidate Q&As #GE2015, allows civil society groups to question candidates in the election on behalf of their members and supporters.
The platform is live at questions.campaignreply.org.
Mike Harris, the CEO of 89up said:
“89up is making it free for charities to ask questions of parliamentary candidates. This is the first time software has been available for charities that gives them – at no cost – the ability to engage with parliamentary candidates. It is part of our commitment to civil society and our belief that we need to make campaigning tools more accessible to more people.”
89up is the first social impact agency for charities and NGOs to combine editorial, PR, social media consultancy, public affairs and tech development. The company was founded in 2009 and has 12 staff and 15 associates in London and Barcelona.