Sustaining Democracy Discussion Paper

How can we strengthen the Union, ensuring that the government serves people in every part of the UK? How can we encourage more people, especially young people, to participate in our democracy?

This discussion paper is looking at another of the five areas covered by the Prime Minister’s Policy Commission, Sustaining Our Democracy. Watch our brief introductory video with the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP.

As always, discussions will be more greatly informed if groups are able to include members and non-members from different age groups. Please use the opportunity of this discussion to reach out to new voters in your constituency. Let people know that you are interested in them and want to understand their perspective.

We want to ensure that as many associations and as many members are able to engage in this vital and wide-ranging discussion. The closing date for this brief is therefore 5 May. The discussion on Global Britain remains open until the end of February.

Please send your responses to the paper, via, using the response form below.

A summary of responses to this paper will be sent to the Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP; CPF Chairman, George Freeman MP; and the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit within a month of the closing date for submissions.

The next paper will be on the Post-Brexit Economy, and will be published the week of 6 May. Thank you. We look forward to hearing your ideas on this important topic.

The "short version" below excludes graphics and background material, for those who prefer only the core discussion material.

Please advertise the CPF paper on your website and social media pages. It would be great if you could post a photo online of your meeting too.


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