I have been a supporter of democratic reform campaigns since the 1990s, first through Charter 88 and then Unlock Democracy. I am a member and recently newly elected Chair of Unlock Democracy Greater Manchester local group.Read More
I am a Birmingham City Councillor and bring to UD Council practical experience of local government and devolution issues locally and nationally. A current member of UD Council (and Management Committee), I have been active on constitutional reform/devolution issues for over 25 years. A former local authority Leader, I and was founder chair of the Campaign for the English Regions (CfER). I also follow Welsh devolution closely.Read More
Why Am I Standing? Because I would like to play a role in extending and strengthening democracy in the UK and developing a democracy which will encourage and promote much greater public participation.Read More
Democratic reform is needed to help combat the growing levels of political apathy — people do not want to get engaged with a system that does not represent them. The grassroots activism Unlock Democracy supports is essential to help highlight these issues to the public, and to increase the calls for change.Read More
Sepi Golzari-Munro (London)
Why I joined Unlock Democracy
I joined Unlock Democracy because I’m concerned by the growing attacks on the processes and protections which secure our day-to-day democracy in the UK (‘operational democracy’).
This is being seen across a wide range of Government activity, from increased use of secondary legislation bypassing Parliamentary scrutiny, and growing disregard for consultations and impact assessments in policy-making, to continued threats to Freedom of Information and civil society activity.Read More
Dear Unlock Democracy Member,
I am writing to you to request your first preference vote in the forthcoming election for membership of Unlock Democracy Council.
I would like to continue working on your behalf to strengthen our democracy by increasing transparency, accountability, fairness and participation.
During the two years since I last stood for Council I have increased my knowledge, interest and passion for improving our democracy. Fundamentally, I believe how we are governed is a quality
of life issue. As such it should interest a far larger number of people than it does.
Dear Fellow Voters,
My name is Wolfgang Hoffmann. I was born in 1954 in Cologne, Germany, where I did live until 1993. I have a degree in Design for Visual Communication, studied also philosophy and psychology, and I am a man of the arts and culture. At the age of 16 I became an active trade unionist. I always wanted to improve people's life, make human rights an integral part of how we live together, and create a peaceful and just world.
WHO I AM:
51 years young.
employed royal mail and former cwu union rep.Also part time tefl tutor
Formerly member Labour campaign electoral reform(lcer)national executive.
Formerly,COOP group-Essex&Herts area management committee.
Stood for marginal ward(Basildon council)three times and for Essex county
Vicky Seddon: why I am standing for Council.
Council’s main role is to determine the strategic direction of Unlock Democracy.For the last nine years, I have played my part at the centre of the organisation, as chair or cochair. This year, I am standing down from that particular role. But I still want to put the benefit of my experience to use, in both Unlock Democracy and the wider democracy sector.Read More
I’ve been involved in democracy activism for 6 years. In 2010, I joined the Take Back Parliament group formed in Birmingham which was merged into the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign. After the AV referendum, I become a committee member of Unlock Democracy Birmingham. In February 2015, I was chosen as group chair.Read More
Phil Starr is currently Vice Chair of Unlock Democracy’s Council with responsibility for our property portfolio, which contributes a large proportion of our income. Phil was previously Chair of Charter 88 and was heavily involved in bringing NPN and Charter together to form UD.
I hope you will support me by electing me onto Council. Once again I am standing so that I can complete the reorganisation of Rodell properties which I have been heavily involved in for the past six years. Rodell is vital to UD as it controls our property assets and so generates a substantial part of our income. Extra income from Rodell simply means more political activity for UD.
I am a retired deputy headteacher of a large comprehensive school in Essex, where I was responsible for the curriculum and the financial structure to enable the delivery of this. Throughout my nearly 40 years teaching in high schools I taught maths and physics, but in my later years I also taught P.S.E. issues, including financial awareness and social responsibility and the role of politics in society. From this work I became aware of the need to transform the way that modern society is governed to truly reflect the aspirations of the vast majority of its members.Read More
VOTE JOE TOOVEY 1 FOR UNLOCK DEMOCRACY COUNCIL
About Me. I'm Joe, a law student at the University of Cambridge and a long‐time believer in the need for political reform. I have worked with Unlock Democracy in the past as a volunteer, and hope that I can continue serving the organisation as a member of Council.Read More
The campaigning contribution that Unlock Democracy can make was never needed more than now. The country is being ruled by a vicious and reckless government, elected on a minority of the popular vote, that exploits and abuses its executive powers and legislative position in a flagrantly partisan wayRead More
I am Danny Zinkus Sutton. I am seeking re-election to the Unlock Democracy’s Council and election to the Rodell Board. I live in Edinburgh, where I active in the local reform group. In previous sessions I have served on the Management Board and was part of the Strategy Working Group.Read More
In the interests of transparency, and to give members voting in our Council Elections as much information as possible, we're publishing the attendance figures for the 2014-2016 Council Meetings.Read More