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The Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire

Articles by Andrew Wilson

Side-by-Side Comparison of West Yorkshire Mayoral Candidates' Ideas

We've put together a side-by-side comparison of the ideas and pledges of Tracy Brabin, Bob Buxton, Andrew Cooper, Stewart Golton and Matthew Robinson, the main …

Reform of Meanwhile Use: Arts & Culture On The High Street

“There is no lack of imagination or those willing to try out new ways of celebrating life and culture within the district, but there is …

Can we organise meetings that blend groups of participants on zoom and in a shared physical space?

Beginning in March 2020, the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic meant that, at first hurriedly, then routinely, meetings, conferences, public lectures, launch events and …

Is West Yorkshire a Real Place?

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

There will be an election …

Summary of the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal

The national government in London has allowed West Yorkshire to have a "devolution deal" similar to Greater Manchester and the West Midlands among other places …

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 …

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