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#NotWestminster - Local Democracy for Everyone

Andrew Wilson from the Same Skies collective is one of the organisers of a series of Local Democracy for Everyone events in Huddersfield this February.

It would be great if those who contributed so much to discussions before, during and after our 'What Kind of Region Do We Want To Live In?' event could join Andrew and others to think about democracy beyond Westminster, including how local and #RegionalDemocracy can contribute to positive change.

#NotWestminster – Saturday 13th February The main event brings together people who have something positive to say about local democracy and who are up for a challenge. It includes participant-led workshops, lightning talks, creative activities and lots of opportunities for making contact with others who are interested in local democracy and digital. Participants include councillors, community organisations, local government officers, digital makers, academics, open data advocates and young people. If you’re interested in democracy, citizen engagement or civic tech, Notwestminster is for you.

Fringe events – Friday 12th February Fringe events include the Local Democracy Maker Day, a practical day to help build a better local democracy. We’ll talk about the issues and quickly prototype something based on our shared ideas. We also have a PechaKucha Night, featuring a series of quick-fire presentations from members of the Notwestminster network and our friends. #RegionalDemocracy and the Yorkshire Suffragettes are amongst the topics you’ll hear about on the night.

More info What’s On in 2016

Book your free tickets Notwestminster 2016 – book now

Local Democracy Maker Day 2016 – book now

Notwestminster PechaKucha Night 2016 – book now

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  • Yorkshire and the North are subject to the hegemony of power and influence concentrated in London.
  • This hegemony has a negative impact on the …

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