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
- Visit our Democracy pages for numerous ways to get involved
- Make sure you vote, in local and the General elections. Local elections select the councillors who will represent you. The General election selects the MPs who will represent Brent in Parliament. You must register to vote
- Find out how to become a councillor
- Get involved and help out in your area by joining you local residents association or community group
- Consultations are a way to take part and have your say. You can contribute to decision making by accessing and responding to the on-going range of consultations the council seeks resident opinion on.