The Newham Democracy and Civic Participation Commission was established by the Mayor and Council of Newham to:

  • > Examine both the Council’s current Directly Elected Mayor system of governance (introduced to Newham in 2002) and the alternative types that exist in English local government, and to make recommendations on the best system of governance for Newham’s future, and;
  • > Explore ways in which local residents will have opportunities to be more engaged and involved in local decision-making and the Council’s work.

They have now issued their final report available at https://www.newhamdemocracycommission.org/wp-content/uploads/Democracy-Commission-Report.pdf

The report is worth looking at for views on local democracy. The following are quotes from the document:

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