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Local Democracy Week

Local democracy week took place from 14-20 October 2019. The theme was respect, protect and promote our democracy. This year we held a series of events to support and promote democracy in Brent and beyond. These events were aimed primarily at young people, and those less engaged in democracy. 

Political decisions affect every aspect of everyone’s lives, from housing to health, from education to jobs and from the environment to transport and outdoor spaces.

Democratic participation takes many forms, from grass-root, civic action to registering to vote, and voting, once 18 years of age to make sure your voice is heard. Ensuring others are heard includes becoming a councillor or an MP.

How you can get involved in local democracy