The Democratic Challenge

Date: Friday 14 August

Time: 16:30 to 18:00

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Location: tbc

Chairs: John McCormick

Participants: Professor Nicola McEwen, Dr Jan Eichhorn, Sue Cameron

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Voter apathy has become a common complaint from political parties. Yet changes could be afoot with overall voting turnout in Scotland at the recent UK general election at 71.1%, with that figure at 85% in the Referendum last year.  So is the tide turning?

vote cross iconJoin Chair John McCormick, Electoral Commissioner, Scotland as he examines the importance of voting and the challenges democracy faces in the 21st century and how a younger generation can drive the democratic process. Panellists include Professor Nicola McEwen, Associate Director, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, Sue Cameron, columnist, The Daily Telegraph and Dr Jan Eichhorn, Chancellor’s Fellow in Social Policy, University of Edinburgh.

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