The UK has gone through a period of turmoil and volatility which has polarised society and degraded institutions. Millions of people feel alienated from official politics, while trust is at an all-time low. There is no single reason for this, nor the shocks of recent years, here or internationally. But at its core is the need for democratic renewal.
This raises some big questions. What does a democracy fit for the challenges of the 21st Century look like? How should nations and regions interact? What role should local communities play? How can we make votes count equally? And what should an incoming Labour government do?
Come to this fringe meeting, co-sponsored by the Electoral Reform Society and Labour For a New Democracy, to discuss these pressing issues as the general election gets closer.
Caroline Osborne, Labour For A New Democracy
Paul Sweeney MSP
Zubir Ahmed PPC for Glasgow South West
Lynn Henderson, Politics For The Many
Chair: Willie Sullivan, ERS Scotland
Refreshments are provided