Going with the Grain: Why democracy needs to fit with modern life

A Notwestminster 2016 Lightning talk from Temi Ogunye

Video of Temi’s talk

Temi’s slides


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Temi OgunyeTemi Ogunye

Policy Researcher
Citizens Advice

Temi has recently worked on the “Going with the Grain” report from Citizens Advice, researching the barriers to democratic engagement. The report argues that to build stronger communities, change people’s attitudes towards politics, and improve participation, we need to improve the democratic services and processes that people interact with everyday. Temi says: “our democratic deficit is unlikely to be solved if we continue to think of democracy simply in terms of what goes on in Westminster… our focus should be on improving people’s experiences of democracy everyday.”

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Notwestminster 2016