CILIP’s #FactsMatter campaign for the General Election asks political parties and candidates to endorse the vital role of facts and evidence in public life. We all share a responsibility to be good consumers of news and information in political discussion, and as citizens we can take steps to be better informed before we go out to vote.
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About the campaign
The General Election is the biggest decision the UK will make this year. Previous public votes have clearly shown the urgent need for reliable facts in political debate and the importance of reliable information and evidence for democratic decision-making.
CILIP‘s Facts matter campaign for the General Election asks political parties and candidates to endorse the vital role of facts and evidence in public life. We’re calling on parties and candidates and to take a public pledge that ‘Facts matter’ and to declare their commitment to running an evidence-based election campaign.
There is a growing movement to fight for evidence and facts in public life, which CILIP is proud to be part of. Facts Matter is a vital opportunity to strengthen public trust in our political system and institutions.
The CILIP Information Literacy Group is delighted to be involved in this campaign as part of its information literacy advocacy work.
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