“You start a conversation you can’t even finish…”

Great piece from Anthony Zacharzewski at the local democracy blog who lams into the latest Green Paper on local democracy

The document treats strengthening local democracy as equivalent to strengthening local councils. That’s part of it, but a long way from being all of it. There is also, for starters, increasing the awareness of local political issues in the public, increasing turnout at local elections, making councillors more representative and more ambitious for their role, and promoting better debate and discussion at local and national level.