Who we are

Who we are

Commissioners and youth councillors

A “commission” is a group of people who have been entrusted to do something. The Kirklees Democracy Commission has been brought together by Kirklees Council to gather evidence about our local democracy and make recommendations based on what we find out.

The Democracy Commission is a cross-party group of Kirklees councillors and we have an independent chair from the University of Huddersfield. Our work is supported by several other organisations. Members of Kirklees Youth Council have participated in every stage of our work.

We are:

Dr Andy Mycock

Dr Andy Mycock (independent chair)

Councillor Andrew Cooper

Councillor Andrew Cooper

Councillor Andrew Marchington

Councillor Andrew Marchington

Councillor Andrew Palfreeman

Councillor Andrew Palfreeman

Councillor Cathy Scott

Councillor Cathy Scott

Councillor Eric Firth

Councillor Eric Firth

Councillor Fazila Fadia

Councillor Fazila Fadia

Councillor Gemma Wilson

Councillor Gemma Wilson

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