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NALC celebrates National Democracy Week

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The National Association of Local Councils is celebrating National Democracy Week to raise awareness of what democracy means to local (parish and town) councils and to encourage more people to stand for elections.

This year’s National Democracy Week will kick off on 14 October 2019. The week will be led by Democratic Engagement Champions, organisations across the UK who are passionate about democratic engagement.

NALC is urging local councils and county association across England to promote National Democracy Week by holding events to promote democratic participation in their area. There is one shared goal across local government and the public sector, regardless of where you are from or who you are. Everyone must work together to ensure that all residents have an equal opportunity to participate in a democratic society and to have their say.

Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of NALC, said: “NALC has always been a strong supporter of National Democracy Week and this year is no different. We have seen the local council elections this year and would like to see more candidates from diverse backgrounds standing for election to local councils in future. We firmly hope National Democracy Week will help us to achieve this aim.”

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