About us

Democracy Triggered is inspired by the Trigger Democracy campaign. We advance democracy & accountability in the Labour Party in Newham.

Trigger Democracy was the campaign launched during the Trigger Ballot Process that took place in Newham between the 14th October and 4th December 2016.

During that period Labour Party members in Newham were invited to a trigger ballot’ or ‘affirmative nomination’ meeting where they could decide whether to automatically give the current Mayor another four-year term with no open selection, no debate and no chance for other Labour candidates to stand. Alternatively, they could decide to vote for an open selection. Trigger Democracy campaigned for democracy, fairness and choice, through encouraging members to vote NO and for an open selection.

Despite the overwhelming majority of Labour Party members voting for choice and during the Trigger Ballot, their votes have been discounted unfairly because of suspect votes cast by some affiliate organisations allowing Robin Wales to ‘win’ unfairly. 

That’s why Democracy Triggered, a non-partisan campaign has been launched and it has three main objectives:

  1. Increase transparency and accountability in the Labour Party in Newham so that an open, accessible and participative democracy thrives locally.
  2. Strengthen political education and training so that members are empowered to make their voices heard and contribute to the electoral success of the Labour Party in Newham.
  3. Support greater representation of women, young people and ethnic communities so that Labour elected representatives reflect the vibrant diversity that exists in Newham locally.


Privacy & Data policy

Democracy Triggered (‘us’, ‘we’, or ‘our) operates www.democracytriggered.org (‘Site’). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this policy.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site and providing you updates about our campaigns. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide is with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but not limited to your name (‘Personal Information’).

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (‘Log Data’).

This Log Data may include information such as your computers Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytcs that collect, monitor and analyse this.


We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information about the work of Democracy Triggered. This Site also allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook.

Personal information you submit on our Site is stored on secure servers. Occasionally, may need to transfer personal information you submit to us to countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA.  We will never sell or share your personal information with any other organisation.

You may remove or change your details at any time. You have right of access to your personal information held on our files by written request to the data protection unit (contact details below) and on payment of an administration fee.


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Like many sites, we use ‘cookies’ to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use recognised best standards to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 9th January 2017 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service and Site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us. Or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via mail@democracytriggered.org.