Unrepresentative Democracy: Creating a more diverse political class

Nadhim Zahawi MP joins Demos to chair a panel with MPs, journalists and alumni of the UpRising programme.

This panel discussion will focus on how to create a more representative class of politicians alongside changing patterns of democratic engagement among the younger generation towards less traditional forms of engagement. The discussion will explore whether there is a link between low voter turnout, increasing disaffection, and the diversity of the political class.

The discussion will seek to explore these issues.

Speakers will include:

Jonathan Birdwell, Head of Citizenship and Political Participation, Demos
Andrea Cooper, Chief Executive, UpRising
Alumni of the UpRising programme
Nadhim Zahawi MP (Chair)

This event will take place on Tuesday 30th September at 17.30 – 19.00 Room 107/109 in Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ. Please click here for a map.

For more information or if you have any special access requirements please contact us at [email protected] or on 0207 367 6314.

In partnership with UpRising.