Kirklees Question Time – 12 October 2017

Local Democracy Week

Kirklees citizens will get a chance to put questions to some of our local leaders at a live Question Time style event in Huddersfield as part of Local Democracy Week 2017.

The panel will include:

  • Councillor David Sheard (Labour Group Leader)
  • Councillor Nicola Turner (Liberal Democrat Group Leader)
  • Councillor Andrew Cooper (Green Party Group Leader)
  • Councillor John Taylor (Conservative Group Deputy Leader)
  • Matthew Moran (a Kirklees Youth Councillor)

Come along and ask your questions about the things that matter to you and your community.

Kirklees Question Time

How to take part

The Kirklees Question Time will be in the Oastler Building at the University of Huddersfield from 7pm to 8.30pm (arrival from 6pm) on Thursday 12 October 2017.

You can book your free place and submit your question online:

Register to take part in the Kirklees Question Time

Submit your question now

The Kirklees Question Time will also be webcast live and citizens can join in via twitter using #KirkleesQT.

The event is being held in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and will be chaired by Dr Andy Mycock, Reader in Politics.

Local Democracy Week events

More free events

The Kirklees Question Time is part of an extended programme of free events this October to celebrate Local Democracy Week. Other highlights include “A Woman’s Work” (from 6pm on Friday 13 October at Dewsbury Town Hall) featuring quickfire talks from women in local government, including Kirklees Council’s Chief Executive, Jacqui Gedman, and some of our local councillors and MPs.

There will be free screenings of the award-winning film “Suffragette” at community venues, free poetry and theatre workshops, talks and opportunities to learn more about local democracy and how you can have a voice. Special events have also been organised for schools, including a chance to meet the Mayor, visits to the council chamber and fun talks with children’s author Kate Pankhurst.

Public events for Local Democracy Week 2017

Cllr Cathy Scott, Kirklees Council Cabinet lead for the Kirklees Democracy Commission, said:

“I’m delighted to announce this Question Time, which is part of our programme of special events to celebrate Local Democracy Week 2017. Local government touches every aspect of our day-to-day lives and the decisions that our local leaders make affect everyone in our communities.

“Citizens have told us that they would like more opportunities to meet and hear from their local councillors and to get involved in civic life. I’d encourage everyone who is interested to join in and help us to grow the stronger local democracy that we all want and deserve.”


More info

The full events programme and online booking is available on the Kirklees Democracy Commission website:

Public events for Local Democracy Week 2017

Local Democracy Week 2017

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