What we did at our Local Democracy Maker Day #LDMaker15

We held our first Maker Day in Leeds on Friday 11th September 2015. We brought together digital makers, local government officers, open data advocates, councillors and activists to work on three of our Local Democracy Design Challenges. Our aim was to turn our discussions around local democracy and digital into some practical tools that we can all use to make democracy work better for us. Our thanks to everyone who made it an inspiring and creative day.

Challenge 1 – Access to Decision Makers

Access to decision makers challenge

Challenge 2 – Voter Information

Voter information challenge

Challenge 3 – Digestible Democracy

Digestible democracy challenge

Videos, photo galleries and tweets

Photos from Local Democracy Bytes

Photos from Nigel Bishop

#LDMaker15 twitter posts


Our Maker Day was organised by LDBytes and the wider #notwestminster network, in partnership with LocalGov Digital Makers and Democracy Club. It was a fringe event of LocalGovCamp 2015, organised by LocalGov Digital.