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
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.
Justin · 5th July 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.