The way we are governed in the United Kingdom is changing.
In Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and some parts of England, more powers are being shifted away from Westminster towards devolved bodies and representatives at the local level. This raises questions about the future of decentralisation, devolution and democracy in our society.
With the support of the Economic and Social Research Council, academics and civil society organisations brought together politicians, regional leaders and the public to debate a range of options for Britain’s constitutional future. As part of the Democracy Matters project, between October and November 2015, two pilot assemblies were run in Sheffield (Assembly North) and Southampton (Assembly South) to ask how new regional powers can be established in a form that is supported by the people who live locally.
More information about English devolution