It seems to be a contradiction in terms to say that Interactive Democracy reinforces the main political parties, given that it gives voters more power, but it does so in a number of ways:
- It removes the need for single issue parties and independent MPs.
- It allows the government to blame the people for policies that don't work.
- It encourages people to get involved with politics and join the political parties - they can then be updated with emails about issues that are pending.
- It gives party members and activists greater power and involvement than they have today.
- The party gets real feedback on the reactions of voters to any proposal.
- The party leadership can concentrate on their core competencies of leadership, management, governance and diplomacy, without being condemned for one manifesto commitment or another.