Local democracy in Newham needs to improve to better engage, involve and represent all our residents. That is why the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has set up an independent Democracy and Civic Participation Commission.

Newham Democracy and Civic Participation Commission

The independent Commission heard from hundreds of local residents, community groups, councillors, and national experts about how to improve local democracy in Newham from November 2019 – February 2020.

The final report with recommendations was launched in July 2020.

Check out the links below to read the final report, learn more about the Commission, their work, and what they heard as part of their engagement in Newham.

Commission Blogs

Read the most recent blog posts from members of the Democracy and Civic Participation Commission.

Democracy and Civic Participation Report

6th July 2020

The Democracy and Civic Participation Commission proposes democratic reforms for Newham to become a beacon of participatory democracy. READ MORE +

Launch event: Newham’s Commission on Democracy and Civic Participation

3rd July 2020

Join Newham's Commission on Democracy and Civic Participation on Monday 6th July for the launch of the report and recommendations. READ MORE +

Giving Citizens Power through Digital Democracy

19th February 2020

In 2014 Taiwan's government came to the island's civic hackers to ask for their help in finding new ways to listen to citizens. Does vTaiwan point towards a solution for improving democracy in Newham? READ MORE +