Deliberative Democracy APPG

First Registered: 02/01/2019 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To promote the understanding and spread of deliberative democracy, including the greater use of citizens assemblies, citizens conventions and citizens juries.

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Recent Documents related to Deliberative Democracy

1. The use of public engagement for technological innovation: literature review and case studies
28/01/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Deliberative methods have been used to provide in -depth

2. Mr Titus Alexander - written evidence
09/01/2019 - Inquiry: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal - None
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Found: the EU Withdrawal Agreement by setting up a “deliberative assembly” to ask a representative cross-section

3. The use of public engagement for technological innovation: literature review and case studies
28/01/2021 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: a crowdsourcing platform that also contains deliberative elements (see row 28). Technological innovation:

4. Future of heat: workshops on the transition to low-carbon heating in Great Britain
17/12/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: heating in Great Britain Findings from deliberative workshops with the public on the transition

5. Future of heat: synthesis report
17/12/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: drawing together findings from a survey and deliberative workshops on the transition to low-carbon heating

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Recent Speeches related to Deliberative Democracy

1. Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: our first year we will set up a Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission.” This was confirmed on - Speech Link
2: referendums should be used in our parliamentary democracy, perhaps by following some of the recommendations - Speech Link
3: of administrative law and the constitution, democracy and human rights commission being discussed today - Speech Link

2. Net-Zero Carbon Emissions
07/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: space. Since 2019, we are funding or running 13 deliberative dialogues on a range of net-zero issues such - Speech Link
2: opportunity to ensure that we strengthen our democracy by involving young people through non-governmental - Speech Link

3. Climate Change Assembly UK: The Path to Net Zero
26/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: ensuring that our response to the climate crisis is deliberative, democratic and fair, and moving forward with - Speech Link
2: Tough action needs to be taken, but we are a democracy and we need to take the people with us. Too often - Speech Link
3: were made to ensure that their work informed deliberative discussion in each group.There were disadvantages - Speech Link

4. Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration
14/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: when he dreamed that one up. In my book, if a democracy cannot be allowed to change its mind, it ceases - Speech Link
2: British or English. There is also a naive view of democracy as plebiscite: “the people have spoken”. You do - Speech Link
3: anything in the past few months, I hope it is that democracy is changing. Those of us involved in democratic - Speech Link

5. Standard for Algorithmic Transparency
29/11/2021 - Written Statements

1: civil society and academia, and conducted a deliberative public engagement exercise with the CDEI and - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Deliberative Democracy
1. Democracy
asked by: Owen Thompson
01/09/2020
... what progress he has made on the Defending Democracy programme announced on 22 July 2019; and what plans he has to publish a report on that programme.

2. Israel: Democracy
asked by: Baroness Tonge
19/10/2020
... what assessment they have made of the functioning of democracy in Israel.

3. Myanmar: Democracy
asked by: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown
29/04/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the re-establishment of democracy in Myanmar.

4. Africa: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
29/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Africa categorised as Not Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

5. Africa: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
14/04/2021
... what steps his Department are taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Africa categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

Latest Questions
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16 Current APPG Officers
David Davis Portrait
David Davis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Haltemprice and Howden
Joined: 2nd January 2019
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Lord Young of Cookham Portrait
Lord Young of Cookham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Wendy Chamberlain Portrait
Wendy Chamberlain
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - North East Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
Jon Cruddas Portrait
Jon Cruddas
Vice Chair
Labour - Dagenham and Rainham
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Lisa Nandy Portrait
Lisa Nandy
Vice Chair
Labour - Wigan
Joined: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stella Creasy Portrait
Stella Creasy
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Walthamstow
Joined: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Norris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3899.

Email: alex.norris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Graham Allen, Researcher to Alex Norris MP, 5 Tufton Court, Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QH. Tel: 07802 210 179

Email: grahamwilliamallen@outlook.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Deliberative Democracy APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Deliberative Democracy APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Tyler Portrait
Lord Tyler
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 6th October 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Puttnam Portrait
Lord Puttnam
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Departed: 6th October 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Dominic Grieve Portrait
Dominic Grieve
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Beaconsfield
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Bellingham Portrait
Lord Bellingham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
4 APPG Memberships
Caribbean , Côte d’Ivoire , Libya , Norfolk Island
Phillip Lee Portrait
Phillip Lee
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Bracknell
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Coaker Portrait
Lord Coaker
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019