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Weekend 6

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Assembly members met on 11 and 12 December for the sixth, and final, weekend of the Citizens' Assembly. The aim of the weekend was to develop a set of draft recommendations to strengthen democracy in the UK. Assembly members then voted on these draft recommendations after the weekend concluded.

On this page, you can find the agenda for the final weekend and links to videos of the plenary sessions. Assembly members received two documents before the weekend:

Assembly members were also asked to choose an adjective that encapsulated how they felt democracy was working in the UK today. We provided a list of balanced adjectives for this task. Members were also able to suggest additional adjectives. These formed the basis for statements crafted by small groups of members which summed up how they felt about democracy in the UK today. 

Assembly members spent much of the weekend discussing the issues among themselves in small groups. Please note that recordings of these small-group discussions are not publicly available, so that members can feel uninhibited in expressing their ideas.


Weekend 6 Agenda


Saturday morning – 10:00 – 12:30

Watch the plenary session in full.

  • Welcome back to the Assembly, introduction to the weekend, and live draw to decide the prize winner among last weekend’s survey respondents
  • Small-group review of the Assembly’s ranked principles
  • Break
  • Small-group discussion about proposals relating to the balance of power between government and parliament
  • Wrap up

Saturday afternoon – 14:00 – 16:30

Watch the plenary session in full.

  • Introduction to the afternoon session
  • Small-group discussion about proposals relating to public involvement in democracy
  • Break
  • Small-group discussion about proposals relating to public involvement in democracy
  • Wrap up

Sunday morning – 10:00 – 12:30

Watch the plenary session in full.

  • Introduction to the morning session
  • Small-group discussion about proposals relating to the role of the courts
  • Break
  • Small-group development of statements about democracy in the UK today, followed by plenary feedback
  • Wrap up, with information about the Assembly’s next steps