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The Kirklees Democracy Debate introduction

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On 10th May 2017, we held a special Full Council meeting in Kirklees to debate the findings of the Kirklees Democracy Commission. These are the introductory slides that were presented by our independent chair, Dr Andrew Mycock from the University of Huddersfield.

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The Kirklees Democracy Debate introduction

  1. 1. Our mission... “By 2020 Kirklees is an informed citizen-led democracy with accountable elected representatives who enable communities to influence and affect decisions governing their lives.”
  2. 2. Key themes Councillors The role of councillors in a representative and participatory democracy Elections Elections and the electoral cycle Decision-making Governance, accountability and decision-making
  3. 3. Key themes Active citizens We’re all part of civic society Networked society Digital technologies and local networks Regional devolution How do the different levels of democracy connect?
  4. 4. What’s happened so far July to August 2016 – Local democracy roadshows September to October 2016 – Public inquiries November to December 2016 – Group discussions January to February 2017 – Deliberations March to April 2017 – Report writing & Preview evenings

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