Community figures and local politicians will make up the panel for a ‘Question Time’ event to be held at Brent Civic Centre as part of Local Democracy Week in October.
Inspired by the popular BBC1 political television programme, the Brent Question Time event will adopt an identical format, with Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) looking to emulate David Dimbleby as chair of the panel.
Local politicians, including Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council will be joined by local community figures joining Cllr Butt on the panel including Dr. Angela Herbert MBE, Councillor Suresh Kansagra deputy leader of the Conservative group and Dilan Dattani of Brent Youth Parliament.
As with the popular BBC1 show, residents will be asked to submit questions before the event to identify the main areas of interest for the audience, before one resident reads out their question to kick-start the discussion. Audience members will then be able to participate to ask a question or comment on the issues raised. Please submit all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 7th October.
The Question Time event is set to be the highlight of a week of planned activities to mark European Local Democracy Week, which includes opportunities to uncover more about the role of scrutiny at Brent Council, as well as many more. A full list of events is available online at www.brent.gov.uk/LDW.