Kirklees Council budget information event

Budget information event

This event is a chance to hear the latest information about Kirklees Council’s budget, and to put your questions to local party leaders and deputy leaders whilst this year’s budget debate is still live. This is an open event for Kirklees citizens.

Register or follow live:
Register now if you’d like to take part. You can also follow the live webcast from 7pm on 25th January or follow #kirkcouncil on twitter for live updates from the event.

Vote 100

Vote 1002018 is a special year, because it marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave 8.5 million women (and all men aged over 21) the opportunity to vote. We will be celebrating this important milestone in the UK’s democratic history throughout the year, and we’re inviting local organisations to get involved.

Want to organise a Vote 100 event or activity?
We can help by sharing information with you and by promoting your events and activities. Please email us at kirkleesdemocracy@gmail.com if you’d like to find out more.

The Voice of the Councillor

Voice of the Councillor
This is a free event for councillors, local government officers and anyone else who is interested in hearing the findings of recent research from the Councillor Commission and the Kirklees Democracy Commission about councillors.

Voice of the Councillor

Growing a stronger local democracy

Our report | Executive summary | Chapters | Taster booklet (PDF) | 48 recommendations
Active citizens

Read our report on the future of local democracy:

Growing a stronger local democracy,
from the ground up

Published 30th June 2017

Our report | Executive summary | Chapters | Taster booklet (PDF) | 48 recommendations

Previous events

events archive

Want to catch up on an event you missed, or take a second look? You can find out what’s already happened here – stories, webcasts & more…

Events archive

Launch eventVideos | Stories | Slides

Reviewing the evidence

Our evidence gatheringOver 1,000 people have talked to us about local democracy in Kirklees and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has got involved so far.

  • 88 people took part in discussions at our local democracy roadshow events across Kirklees.
  • We met with the Kirklees Youth Council, Huddersfield University Students Union, partner organisations and other groups.
  • 43 witnesses gave evidence during our public inquiries and evidence gathering sessions.
  • 318 members of the Kirklees e-panel shared their views.
  • 441 Kirklees Council staff shared their views.
  • We have heard from councillors and political groups in Kirklees.
  • We have visited some other councils to learn from their experiences.
  • We’ve also received comments in writing, via social media, via our web site and by email.

We reviewed and deliberated all this evidence to help create our landmark report. You can look through the evidence too:

Our evidence

Democracy in Kirklees

What should local democracy be like in Kirklees?

Local democracy is about being part of the decisions that affect our everyday lives. It’s about what happens on our street, in our neighbourhoods and across Kirklees. It’s important because it affects all of us.

And because it’s so important, the Kirklees Democracy Commission are working with our citizens and others to grow a stronger local democracy, from the ground up.

Hear from local citizens in our 4 minute film

We’d like you to be part of helping to shape a strong and healthy local democracy here in Kirklees – for the next generation, and beyond.

How should we do democracy here in Kirklees?


Join the debate to help us find out.

We’ll also keep you posted via twitter and email:

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