Poll Results and a Call for Topics

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_1306987_hague300The votes for the first Politics in the Pub ballots are in.

Elected Mayors won the day with over 20% of the vote but, coming second, devolution and the Northern Powerhouse gained nearly as many votes.

We’ll be holding events on both these topics in the future. In July, Shipley MP Philip Davies will debate elected mayors with Gerry Sutcliffe, former Bradford South MP and a politician who’s said he’d love to be West Yorkshire’s first elected mayor. The debate on the Northern Powerhouse and devolution is in the planning stages, so if you’d like to see someone at the event, leave a comment or get in touch to tell us who we need.

In the mean time, to make sure we’re debating what matters to you, we need new topics for a brand new poll. Mayors and devolution will come off, as they’ll be debated in future, as will the number & duties of councilors and a debate on splitting up Bradford District – they simply weren’t popular enough right now.

But what should we discuss? What do you want to know more about? What’s the burning issue you want debated by experts? Leave your idea in the comments section and we’ll put it up for consideration.

Until then, please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and follow the blog to make sure you get told about all our events first, starting with June’s ‘What’s the Point in Voting?” which we’ll tell you about in full this week.

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2 thoughts on “Poll Results and a Call for Topics

    Ed said:
    1 June 2015 at 4.38 pm

    Hi, how about the following:

    Effective opposition in parliament: Opposition based on values or opposition presented as an alternative to the current governing party.

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      jatkinson1977 responded:
      2 June 2015 at 7.56 am

      I think I know what you mean. It could be broadened into a question about how be an effective opposition in Parliament and City Hall (given that MPs are hard to get to come and speak when Parliament’s sitting).
      Thanks for the idea.

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