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Democracy Day
Jon Sopel
Jon Sopel presents Democracy Day for the Politics Show

It is D for Democracy Day on the Politics Show on 16 October 2005.

Politics Show mounts a special programme examining and questioning many aspects of our changing democracy throughout the UK.

We will report on how the government hopes to move on from its failed devolution plans in the north of England, steering a course towards the possible establishment of self-governing city regions.

Quangos

In many areas we will investigate the operation of local quangos, non-elected bodies who spend millions of pounds of taxpayers money across a wide range of public services.

What should be done to bring them under more democratic accountability?

And elsewhere we will be assess the impact of recent changes in local democracy, such as the mayors now directly elected by voters.

Nationwide

Politics Show is unique in its ability to tackle a big theme like this as the programme is a mix of networked and locally produced output.

We deliver 14 different versions of the show every week - each one has a segment tailored to the Nation or English region where it is broadcast.

What is your view on democracy, the lack of it, how it is changing, and how it should change where you live

Let us know and have your say in Democracy Day on the Politics Show.

Have your say

Politics Show wants to hear your views.

Join presenter Jon Sopel for Democracy Day on Politics Show on Sunday 16 October 2005 at Noon on BBC One.

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