This project is an open collaborative space, based on open source principles. That means anyone can get involved, and we can accept ideas from anywhere. This is a UK political manifesto, but you don’t need to be a member of a party, of voting age, or even in the UK to contribute. Good ideas can come from anywhere!
Firstly, this project has a code of conduct. In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. Read the complete code of conduct for the full policy, and to see what is expected of you as a contributor.
Suggest a changebutton at the top right.
If you want to contribute but aren’t sure what you can start with, you can check out the ideas list for inspiration.
We use a consensus voting system, where a change is accepted if it reaches a certain threshold of yes votes.
People who have contributed to the manifesto are eligible to vote on proposals. If you get a proposal accepted, you will get a vote. It doesn’t have to be a big change, as long as you contribute, you’re in!
The simplest way to vote is using the voting interface. Click on the proposal details to see the change, comment, or cast a vote.
Four vote types are available:
When votes are cast, the score is counted up, and as long as the total is 2 or more, the proposal passes. If a change is amended, “yes” votes are reset, and are only counted if cast after the latest change.
Proposals must be open for a minimum of 7 days, and are rejected if they’re not passed within 90 days.
Block votes are special, and are intended as a protection against fundamental changes being forced in through brigading.
If a change violates the core principles of the manifesto, any voter can use a block vote. The block vote should come with detailed reasoning and constructive comments for improvement if possible. A block can be removed by the original blocker changing to a yes or no vote. Blocks that are not explained can be overridden if enough voters agree, though this process is not strictly defined at present.
Blocks are generally discouraged; if you disagree with a proposal in a normal way, just vote “no”. Blocks should only be used in extreme circumstances, such as if a proposal completely violates the principles of the manifesto.
If you’re familiar with git and GitHub, you can use the standard fork / pull request flow to make your proposal. The repository is at openpolitics/manifesto.
You can also cast votes directly in the GitHub pull request comments, using the symbols below: