Dec
6
6:30 pm18:30

Referendums: a tool for democratic engagement or division? Lessons from the EU referendums in 1975 and 2016

  • House of Commons, Committee Room 10

In the lead up to the referendum Unlock Democracy ran a campaign to help people get behind the soundbites and understand the issues. We ran two workshops to help people decide how to vote, focusing on facilitating deliberative discussion and debate. We did not take a position on the outcome of the referendum.

In our final event Unlock Democracy will explore how, if used correctly, referendums can be powerful tools for democratic engagement.

Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Greater Manchester - Democracy and the People's Plan

  • Friends Meeting House

Greater Manchester Unlock Democracy with Assemblies for Democracy, 38 Degrees Manchester, Greater Manchester People’s Plan on:

GREATER MANCHESTER –DEMOCRACY and the PEOPLE’S PLAN

The devolution deal for Greater Manchester as a Combined Authority raises all sorts of issues and questions such as:

  • Relevance to democracy of an elected regional mayor
  • People’s participation and representation in the GMCA
  • Problems of Whitehall imposed systems for regional democracy
  • Reliable independent high quality information for people
  • Preparing under 16s for democratic participation and rights of representation
  • Applying direct democracy in the region

This event invites you to join in conversations on these themes and also find out how you can feed in your ideas to the Greater Manchester People’s Plan so that anyone seeking representative office knows what people want.

Birmingham - EU In or Out?
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Birmingham - EU In or Out?

  • BVSC

The EU debate leaving you cold? Come and join Talk Shop and Unlock Democracy in Birmingham to work out whether you're voting in or out.

Leeds: EU In or Out?
May
22
2:00 pm14:00

Leeds: EU In or Out?

  • Carriageworks Theatre Leeds

It's time to vote so - EU in or Out? Join us in Leeds on 22 May for an EU event with a difference

We The People UK launch
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

We The People UK launch

  • Committee Room 10

Throughout 2015 to mark the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta, we went round the UK on our Unlock Magna Carta road trip. Over 900 people from every corner of the UK came together to write the People's Charter 2015.  But it doesn't end with the sealing of a charter - we are launching our supporter-led campaign We The People UK.

Women in Parliament
Dec
14
6:30 pm18:30

Women in Parliament

  • Committee Room 12, House of Commons

Unlock Democracy and History & Policy are jointly hosting an event on the role of women MPs in Parliament, taking place on 14th December 2015. It is the first in a series that will bring together practitioners and historians to discuss democratic reform issues.

CERG at The Mill Road Christmas Fair
Dec
5
10:00 am10:00

CERG at The Mill Road Christmas Fair

  • Mill Street Cambridge, CB1 2HP United Kingdom

Cambridge for Electoral Reform group will be at The Mill Road Christmas Fair, Mill Road Cambridge,  on the 5th December 2015, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We can be found  in the marquee at Ditchburn Place, Mill Road, Cambridge.

Annual General Meeting 2015
Nov
7
10:00 am10:00

Annual General Meeting 2015

  • The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Unlock Democracy is holding its Annual General Meeting on the Saturday 7th November. Join us to have your say in the direction and policy of the organisation.

Find out how to get the event.

AGM Motions Deadline
Oct
12
10:00 am10:00

AGM Motions Deadline

  • Unlock Democracy

One of the ways you can help decide Unlock Democracy’s agenda is by submitting a policy motion or an amendment to the constitution to be voted on at the AGM. If there’s an issue you’re passionate about or a reform you think we should be pushing for, this is how you can get us to sit up and take notice.

Pankhurst Picnic: Leicester
Aug
23
12:00 pm12:00

Pankhurst Picnic: Leicester

  • Nelson Mandela Park

As part of the commemorations of the life of Emmeline Pankhurst and her contribution to the development of democracy in the UK, Unlock Democracy Leicester are hosting a Pankhurst Picnic.

Aug
8
2:00 pm14:00

Pankhurst Picnic: Birmingham

  • Cannon Hill Park

Unlock Democracy Birmingham will be hosting the first picnic in the series. We will be meeting in Cannon Hill Park by the Midlands Art Centre at 2 pm on the day. 
 

Pankhurst Picnic Ramsgate
Aug
2
1:00 pm13:00

Pankhurst Picnic Ramsgate

  • Ellington Park Ramsgate, CT11 9TD

Join supporters in Ramsgate for an afternoon of fun, food and discussion in the beautiful Ellington Park.

Pankhurst Picnic: Hull
Aug
2
12:00 pm12:00

Pankhurst Picnic: Hull

  • Pearson Park

Join Unlock Democracy supporters in Hull to celebrate Emmeline Pankhurst and to debate democratic reform. 

Bring food, blankets and an appetite for debate!

Pankhurst Picnic: Oxford
Jul
26
1:00 pm13:00

Pankhurst Picnic: Oxford

  • Bayswater Brook Park

Supporters in Oxford have got together to organise a Pankhurst Picnic in Bayswater Brook Park.. We want this picnic to be a celebration of the ability of people to enjoy being together in a community. We want our neighbourhood to be a place where there is a real sense of community. We want everyone who joins us for this picnic to bring their families and friends and some food and drink to share.