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The Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire

Can We AMP Up West Yorkshire?

In May 2021 West Yorkshire is getting a mayor, a role similar to Andy Burnham in Greater Manchester among others.

AMP West Yorkshire is a collaborative writing process to create an alternative manifesto of new ideas, and existing good ideas, for the first West Yorkshire mayor.

We will be publishing our alternative manifesto as a printed book in May, designed by Eve Warren who designed our previous book.

You can read more about AMP West Yorkshire in this article on The State of the Arts site.

AMP West Yorkshire is supported by the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust. The Trust works for "a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices... the Trust will prioritise organisations that are ineligible for charitable funding because they are considered too political or radical".

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