Deliberative Democracy APPG

First Registered: 02/01/2019 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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. 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

2. Deliberative Democracy
02/01/2019 - APPGs

Found: promote the understanding and spread of deliberative democracy, including the greater use of citizens

3. 13 March 2020
13/03/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies Uncorrected oral evidence: Democracy and Digital Technologies

4. Open University/ AHRC Research Project - written evidence
14/05/2019 - Inquiry: Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: evidence and seldom heard voices as part of the deliberative processes; 5.2.   enabling public understanding

5. Democracy and Digital Technologies
02/02/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: 1.2 ACT’s vision is for a strong and vibrant democracy enhanced by young people who are educated with

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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 - 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: my book, if a democracy cannot be allowed to change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.When the - 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. Proportional Representation: House of Commons
23/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: voters are losing confidence in our representative democracy. The report by the Institute for Public Policy - Speech Link
2: establishing a proportional system by holding deliberative discussions—citizens’ assemblies—across the - Speech Link
3: would be very wary of doing that to our democracy.Democracy, as Winston Churchill said, is the worst - 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. Americas: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in the Americas categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

3. Americas: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in the Americas categorised as Not Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

4. Asia: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Asia categorised as Partly Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

5. Asia: Democracy
asked by: Imran Ahmad Khan
13/04/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of democracy in countries in Asia categorised as Not Free by the Freedom House index for 2020.

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18 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
Lord Tyler Portrait
Lord Tyler
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 2nd January 2019
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
Lord Puttnam Portrait
Lord Puttnam
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
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
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