Get a flavour of the expert evidence and public feedback the Commission has heard so far.
The final report of the Democracy and Civil Participation Commission was launched in July 2020. The report is now available to read online, as well as the Public Engagement Findings and Evaluation.
Pop-ups, public meetings, and drop-in sessions were held across Newham during January 2020. A summary of what was heard will be published here as part of the Commission’s final report.
Local residents were asked to have their say on an online discussion portal from early January to late February 2020. They gave feedback and shared their ideas about improving local democracy in Newham. Check out what they said below.
See the Commissioners gather evidence from a number of experts on participatory and deliberative democracy as part of our public hearings.
Democracy and Civic Participation Commission
Moira Gibb (Croydon Democracy Commission)
Aileen Murphie, Director of Local Government Value for Money (NAO)
Professor Robin Hambleton (University of the West of England) & Ben Rogers (Centre for London)
Professor Colin Copus (De Montfort University), Cllr. Tom Coole (Gloucester City Council) & Ruth Breidenbach-Roe (Locality)
Kate Herbert (Local Government Association) & Jonathan Carr-West (Local Government Information Unit)
Rachael Farrington (Voting Counts) and Emmanuel Gotora (Citizens UK)
Daisy Froud (UCL) and Melissa Mean (Knowle West Media Centre) discuss co-production.
Sir Simon Woolley (Operation Black Vote) discusses political participation.
Areeq Chowdhury (Webroots Democracy), Joe Mitchell (Democracy Club) and Sym Roe (Democracy Club) discuss political participation.
Ben Fowkes (Delib)
Graham Smith (University of Westminster) and Claire Spencer (West Midlands Combined Authority)
Tim Hughes (Involve)
Julian McRae (Engage Britain) and Henry Tam (Question the Powerful)
Access documents produced by the Commission sharing the outcomes from events and summarising evidence captured.
Feedback – November Community Stakeholder Workshop (PDF)