What we’ve heard so far

Get a flavour of the expert evidence and public feedback the Commission has heard so far.

Events across the borough

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.

Online feedback

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.

Video archive

See the Commissioners gather evidence from a number of experts on participatory and deliberative democracy as part of our public hearings.

Evidence Hearing (29.01.20)

Moira Gibb (Croydon Democracy Commission)

Evidence Hearing (29.01.20)

Aileen Murphie, Director of Local Government Value for Money (NAO)

Evidence Hearing (29.01.20)

Professor Robin Hambleton (University of the West of England) & Ben Rogers (Centre for London)

Evidence Hearing (29.01.20)

Professor Colin Copus (De Montfort University), Cllr. Tom Coole (Gloucester City Council) & Ruth Breidenbach-Roe (Locality)

Evidence Hearing (29.01.20)

Kate Herbert (Local Government Association) & Jonathan Carr-West (Local Government Information Unit)

Evidence Hearing (10.01.20)

Rachael Farrington (Voting Counts) and Emmanuel Gotora (Citizens UK)

Evidence Hearing (10.01.20)

Daisy Froud (UCL) and Melissa Mean (Knowle West Media Centre) discuss co-production.

Evidence Hearing (10.01.20)

Sir Simon Woolley (Operation Black Vote) discusses political participation.

Evidence Hearing (10.01.20)

Areeq Chowdhury (Webroots Democracy), Joe Mitchell (Democracy Club) and Sym Roe (Democracy Club) discuss political participation.

Evidence Hearing (25.11.19)

Ben Fowkes (Delib)

Evidence Hearing (25.11.19)

Graham Smith (University of Westminster) and Claire Spencer (West Midlands Combined Authority)

Evidence Hearing (25.11.19)

Tim Hughes (Involve)

Julian McRae (Engage Britain) and Henry Tam (Question the Powerful)

Documents archive

Access documents produced by the Commission sharing the outcomes from events and summarising evidence captured.