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Democracy For Barnsley. It’s Time For Change

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ONLY SIGN THIS PETITION WITH YOUR FULL NAME IF YOU LIVE IN THE BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH AND ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE. MAKE SURE YOU PRESS THE GREEN “ SIGN PETITION “ BUTTON TO VALIDATE YOUR VOTE. YOU WILL THEN RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR VOTE HAS BEEN REGISTERED.



A PAPER VERSION OF THIS PETITION IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AT;


http://keekoo.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MASTER-landscape-petition.pdf

This petition aims to help to fix local democracy in Barnsley.


Democracy in Barnsley is broken. 186,920 voters, 63 councillors, 7 cabinet members, 1 leader. Guess who makes all the decisions? The leader!

Other councils have already stopped using the undemocratic system of decision-making currently used by Barnsley council, and have changed to use a modern committee system.

We are not members of any political party but believe everyone has the right to be involved in the democratic processes that affect all our lives. Our intentions are to give a voice to the people of Barnsley, voices that councillors will have to listen to and act upon. Councillors WILL have to consult with constituents BEFORE decisions are made by the full council instead of one person making the decisions, without consultation, as is the case at the moment.

This petition is solely about improving the democratic rights of everyone by changing the way we are governed from a top down single individual making all decisions to one which involves all those eligible to vote.

“We, the undersigned, being local government electors for the area of Barnsley Metropolitan Council, to whom this petition is addressed, seek a referendum on whether the council should be run in a different way by one or more committees made up of elected councillors.”


DATA PROTECTION: The primary data controller is ( Democracy For Barnsley ). Your details will only be used for the purpose of this petition. Barnsley council will become the data controller when the petition is submitted to them. Your name and address may be published in accordance with the legislation.
ADDRESSEE: This petition is addressed to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

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