Community campaigners in Fulham and Hammersmith are turning to the internet to ensure local issues aren't forgotten in the closest fought general election in decades.

Voters in constituencies throughout the area have joined an army of volunteers across the UK to help hold local candidates to account via the Democracy Club website.

Democracy Club aims to hold candidates to account by getting volunteers to report what those standing for election locally are pledging to do if they win power.

Those volunteers also post what issues matter to the local constituency in an attempt to ensure that important local issues aren't overshadowed by national politics which often dominate the news agenda.

All candidates will receive a questionnaire from the website to answer questions on national and local issues, the results of which will be published online. Local voters still have time to join Democracy Club to say which local issues matter to them, and make sure their local candidates reply to the 

The project is being run with support from Mysociety, a not for profit organisation which also runs websites which make it easier for the public to monitor what is discussed in parliament and to submit Freedom of Information requests, and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited.

Users can monitor what is being discussed in their local constituency, and look at political leaflets which have been uploaded by volunteers. Anyone can volunteer to get involved.

Seb Bacon, one of the people behind Democracy Club, said: "We're not part of any organisation and have no agenda other than increasing transparency and civic participation. We don't even know exactly how this is going to work out.

"But along the way, we hope build up a picture of what people care about across the country; connect with other people who care about the state of politics in the UK; and have some fun.

 "Despite widespread disillusionment with politics and politicians, British people are not apathetic.

 "We'd like to make things better, but what's the easiest way to get started? Democracy Club exists to help answer this question."

Issues being raised in the area include:

Hammersmith: Opposition to a third runway at Heathrow, the need to improve the Hammersmith and City line and a call for safer cycling routes around Westfield.

Chelsea and Fulham: The need for a new tube station, and a call for more affordable housing in Chelsea.

Kensington: A call to improve town hall opening times, more cycle routes in Hyde Park and the rudeness of town hall staff.

You can get involved with Democracy Club by going to