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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

Looking Beyond the ‘Red Wall’: The Batley and Spen By-election and the Lessons for Labour

The Labour Party’s narrow victory by 323 votes in the Batley and Spen by-election is impressive in the circumstances of the contest and provides …


What do new migrants think about our region?

In a guest blog, Pria Bhabra and Rosemary Brookes reflect on their experiences working on the Migrant Access Project in their part of our region …


Will the Northern Powerhouse give us a real chance to deliver for all our communities?

Who is the Northern Powerhouse? Is it us? Is power being devolved to people we can trust?

Here are some more views from around West …

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