How To Upgrade our Democracy – Why Citizens’ Assemblies and Local Government Reform are part of the same future (SNP fringe)

14 Oct 14 Oct

Conference Suite 1C, The Event Complex Aberdeen., AB21 9FX

Monday 14 Oct 19 - Monday 14 Oct 19 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Scottish Government says it is committed to deepening democracy in Scotland. This is vital and timely, as trust in democracy is at a very low ebb. In other places the response to social, economic and environmental spasms looks like populism and authoritarianism; we must act now to guard against that here.

Radical action is required to remake Scotland’s democratic institutions so that they serve the people in the 21st Century. The Government’s innovative commitment to citizens’ assemblies and remaking of local democracy in the next parliament could make Scotland a world leader on reimagining and defending democracy. Come and discuss what’s happening and what should happen next.

Lesley Riddoch, Journalist and Campaigner
Cllr Ross Cassie, Aberdeenshire Council
Gordon MacDonald MSP
Alison Thewliss MP
Chair: Jonathon Shafi, ERS Scotland

Light lunch and refreshments provided. You will need a conference pass to attend this event.

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