The ballots have been cast and the votes are in… but there’s always another vote round the corner.
After our first poll, elected mayors and devolution came out top. We’re busy behind the scenes organising some great speakers to come and speak to you!
Watch this space for updates but, as a little taster, we’ll be confirming our August debate soon… with Philip Davies, Shipley’s MP known for speaking his mind not toeing the party line, and Gerry Sutcliffe, former Bradford South MP who’s said he’d love to be West Yorkshire’s first elected mayor, debating the mayoral issue.
And don’t forget that it’s our first event this month: 25th June at Bradford Brewery where Cllr Debbie Davies, former MP David Ward and Baroness Glenys Thornton will do battle against our co-founder and skeptic Will Robinson to debate – What’s the point in voting?. Get your free ticket here.
But, for now, content yourself with voting in our latest poll. What do you want to hear discussed, debated and dissected in Bradford’s burgeoning Independent Quarter?
No matter what they say at our first event, this vote matters!
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.