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Democracy duty for councils

posted on July 4th 2008 in Democracy with 1 Comments

According to the LGA’s FirstOnline site:

Councils would have a new duty to promote democracy, under government plans announced this week.

Communities secretary Hazel Blears said she wanted every council to run
lively campaigns to explain the voting system and encourage first time
voters.

I’m glad that democracy is going to get some attention and I like the sound of lively campaigns.  Right up our street.  This announcement again highlights the lack of democracy in the LGA’s "my council" campaign.

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  • Justin

    commented on July 5, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Whilst promoting Democracy is important I really hope that there is a strong emphasis on encouraging greater participation in democracy at a local level.

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