The Kirklees Democracy Commission report
‘Growing a stronger local democracy, from the ground up’ is our landmark report about the future of our local democracy, published on 30th June 2017. In this section you can explore the main chapters of our report and find links to the evidence we’ve gathered during our work.
Active citizens in civic society
Everything starts with the citizen.
Local democracy in a networked society
A strong local democracy grows from the connections between people.
“There’s a whole web of activity out there… and councillors are the fishermen who look after the net.” – Neil McInroy
Everyone wants to feel that they have a strong voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
Voters want bite-sized and easy-to-access information.
Devolution must be rooted in local communities
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Download our taster booklet:
Growing a stronger local democracy – taster booklet (PDF, 28 pages)