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The Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire

About the Same Skies network

Following our 'What Kind of Region Do We Want To Live In?' event in Manningham, Bradford in November 2015, the organising group have become the Same Skies network - working for a hopeful, fair, prosperous and inclusive regional democracy.

The network's priorities are:
  • enabling 'unheard' voices to be heard as effectively as possible

  • encouraging the democratisation of devolutionary processes towards self-determination

  • identifying and supporting positive ideas for regional democracy.

  • engaging with people across political parties and of none whilst also ensuring that the collective engages on its own terms and doesn't allow itself to become a tool of any one political party.

The founding members of the network are:

All founding members of the Same Skies network live and work in West Yorkshire

We will often communicate via our

Conversations about the future of our region

Some thoughts and images from the #RegionalDemocracy event in Manningham, Bradford on Saturday. In this Open Space section, people suggested specific themed conversations they wanted …


Downloadable Regional Democracy Colouring-in Art Zines!

Child colouring in.

West Yorkshire artist Alice Bradshaw was artist-rapporteur at our symposium on the future of West Yorkshire's regional democracy in January.

That means we gave her …


Devolution as a Pressure Relief Valve for Extremist Politics

We are living in the most globally frictional political atmosphere since World War II. Despite some recognition of diversity by businesses and academia, the UK …

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