Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly now has two independent conveners who will chair the meetings.
They are former Labour MEP David Martin and third sector leader Kate Wimpress of North Edinburgh Arts and Chair of Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF).
David Martin said:
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to co-chair Scotland’s first Citizens’ Assembly. This is an unprecedented chance to place Scottish citizens at the heart of our political debate at a time of momentous change in our relationship with Europe. I am greatly looking forward to hearing directly from the members of the Assembly on how they want to shape our country.”
Dates have also been set for the first meetings of the Citizens Assembly:6 weekends
- 25/26 October (Edinburgh)
- 29 November/1 December (Glasgow)
- 17/19 January (Glasgow)
- 21/23 February (Glasgow)
- 27/29 March (Glasgow)
- 24/26 April (Glasgow).
Kate Wimpress said:
“It is an honour to take up the post of convener of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland and to work alongside David.
“I applaud the Assembly’s ambition, enabling mature debate by making enough time, space and support available to interrogate complex issues. Twenty five years working with communities has shown me, many times over, that transparent, inclusive and respectful engagement leads to the best outcomes.”
Assembly members are still to be selected. This follows a competitive tendering process won by Mark Diffley Consultancy and Research Ltd.
Find out more by clicking this link: Citizens Assembly