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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Does British democracy work for you?

Does British democracy work for you?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

How can we improve British democracy? It’s a question that doesn’t just concern our parliamentary elections, or even elections at all – but asks we consider the full slate of opportunities available to citizens. Who has the power to change Britain for the better, and where? Why is political power so unequally distributed, and how can it really change? It concerns our representatives, yes, but also our public services: from our education and healthcare systems to our police and regulators. And, in this series on British democracy, it asks us to go to the very root of our social contract – a social contract severely broken, perhaps irreparably. This ThinkIn series will ask how to fix it. 

editor and invited experts

Matthew d’Ancona

Councillor Tim Wye
Bristol Green Party Councillor, Ashley

Dr Ceri Davies
Director of the Centre for Deliberative Research, NatCen

Louise Tickle
Journalist and Reporter