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Host a Public Meeting with Unlock Democracy

Unlock Democracy works with democracy campaigners up and down the country to host public meetings on our core campaigns. Public Meetings are critical part of our broader campaign strategy. More and more MPs are replying to petition emails with standard replies. We need to get our local representatives back out facing and being answerable to the public.

Can you help us host a public meeting in your area?

Unlock Democracy will work with you every step of the way to make your public meeting a success. We will provide an expert speaker on the topic and help you get a panel of speakers together including your local MPs and councillors. For all of our public meetings in our programme, we can provide print publicity including logo, posters and flyers in addition to online publicity and contacting the UD supporters in your local area.

Spring/Summer 2013 Programme

We timetable our public meetings to fit in with key dates and events in parliament i.e. government response to consultations, readings and voting on legislation or when one of issues gets media attention. We need to work together when there are opportunities to influence the government’s direction’

This season we are hosting public meetings on the following:


Background: In October 2012 the Government put out a response to their public consultation (

held a public consultation which closed on the 11th April 2011  Government Response is scheduled for October.
Objective: To get MPs committed to a robust public register of lobbyists, signed up to EDM222 and voting in favour of the lobbyists.

Reversing Declining Communities

Background: The Sustainable Communities Act is a new power for local communities to use to put proposals forward to local authorities covering issues like planning permission, closing post offices and electoral choice. Unlock Democracy is campaigning for communities to have the right to decide the electoral system for council elections. 
Objective: To get local authorities to sign up to Sustainable Communities Act and local groups successfully putting their proposals forwarded