Home

Home

Kirklees Question Time

Kirklees Question Time

Watch againOur live and interactive Question Time style events are an opportunity to put your questions to a panel of councillors. Our latest event included the Leader of the Council and local party leaders. The event was hosted by poet and writer Rose Condo.

We webcast our Question Time events live and you can ask questions online in advance and follow along via #KirkleesQT on twitter.

Watch again – Leaders Question Time, July 2018

Twitter recap – Leaders Question Time, July 2018

Suggest a panellist for future events

 


Working Group

Watch live

Our new Working Group for the Kirklees Democracy Commission are overseeing our practical work to grow a stronger local democracy.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 29th August 2018 from 10am to 11.30am. You can watch the live webcast or follow @kirkdemocracy on twitter for updates.

Get involved: Working Group info

Summary of our July 2018 meeting

Blog: Meet our new Working Group

 


Huddersfield 150

Huddersfield 150

From 7th July 2018 we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the borough of Huddersfield – it’s part of a rich democratic heritage in Kirklees that we can be proud of today.

Get involved: Huddersfield 150

Huddersfield 150 events

 


Vote 100 – deeds not words

Vote 100 in Kirklees

We’re proud to be part of Vote 100, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women (and all men over 21) the right to vote.

We’ve created a Vote 100 Kirklees website where you can see a list of upcoming events in Kirklees, get ideas about running your own event and find links to the Centenary Grant Fund, or find out more about the fight for the vote.

Vote 100 in Kirklees

 

Deeds not words

Deeds not wordsAs our contribution to Vote 100, we’re sharing 100 little deeds for local democracy throughout the year. Please get involved by doing something, however small, to celebrate democracy for everyone.

100 little deeds for local democracy

 

 


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 | 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:

Follow @kirkdemocracy

Join our email list

Privacy notice