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On Wednesday 27 January, Unlock Democracy will be hosting a lecture by John Denham in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, starting at 7.15 p.m.
All parties talk of devolving power to local communities. This series of lectures is designed to find out what exactly they mean by Citizenship Empowerment. This is the second of a series of lectures Unlock Democracy is hosting, examining the vision and philosophy of each of the main three parties regarding Citizen Empowerment, and follows on from the success of the Sustainable Communities Act, the campaign for which was led by Unlock Democracy. The first of our lectures was given by the Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP.
Tickets are free, however numbers are strictly limited so please be advised to RSVP as quickly as possible to http://johndenham.eventbrite.com/. Please allow 20 minutes to clear security.
The Rt Hon. John Denham MP is Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He served as a local Councillor from 1981 until 1993, prior to being elected and has had a distinguished parliamentary career. Following the election of the Labour Government in 1997, he served as a Government Minister in the Departments of Social Security, Health and the Home Office and in June 2000 he was appointed by the Queen as a Privy Counsellor. Following his return to the backbenches after his resignation over the Iraq War, he chaired the powerful Home Affairs Select Committee, before his appointment to Gordon Brown’s first Cabinet as Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills in 2007.