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Civic Leadership Programme launched to improve representation in local politics

  • March 6, 2024
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Civic Leadership Programme launched to improve representation in local politics

Operation Black Vote and Westminster City Council launched their civic leadership programme as 32 future leaders began their journey of exploration into civic life. The evening was an opportunity for the new cohort and senior leaders from the council to come together with key stakeholders from Operation Black Vote and celebrate the positive steps participants have already made in terms of moving into a more active civic life.

There was a chance to hear directly from global majority individuals who have seen success in local government as well as to connect participants with local leaders who have positively impacted their respective areas.

The aim of the programme is to encourage individuals from global majority communities to engage with decision making in their local area. In doing so, the future leader’s cohort can work on matters important to them such as education, health, and employment and politics on a local or national level.

After graduating from the scheme, future leaders will have the knowledge and networking skills to be more active within their chosen area of public life and for some, put themselves forward for elected or public office. Westminster City Council, is leading the way for other local authorities, who serve diverse communities by increasing resident involvement and decision making by being more transparent and delivering on fairer Westminster objectives.

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