People's Petition to Restore Democracy in London Borough of Newham

by DEMOCRACY NEWHAM LIMITED

People's Petition to Restore Democracy in London Borough of Newham

by DEMOCRACY NEWHAM LIMITED
DEMOCRACY NEWHAM LIMITED
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Democracy Newham Ltd ("DNL") a non-profit organisation, a group of local residents joined together started the People's Petition to implement the long-needed Governane Leader & Cabinet model in Newham
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Democracy Newham Ltd ("DNL") a non-profit organisation, a group of local residents joined together started the People's Petition to implement the long-needed Governane Leader & Cabinet model in Newham
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The campaign to restore the real democracy in the London Borough of Newham by calling for a Refrundum through Newham's People Petition to choose the alternative governance model of Leader and Cabinet Model. 12,422 People came together and signed the people's petition to implement the required statutory change.

Currently, Newham has a directly elected Mayoral system since 2002 (TOO LONG), where most of the executive powers are exercised by ONLY one person...Hence Little Accountability.

Democracy Newham Ltd ("DNL") a non-profit organisation saw the need of this long due change and a group of local residents joined together started the People's Petition for the sole purpose of seeing a democratically elected Leader and Cabinet Model installed in London Borough of Newham in place of the existing MAYOR.

It was indeed a huge task, to begin with, but nothing is impossible when people come together. Within just weeks, 12,422 Newham Residents signed a valid People's Petition as directed by the Newham Council and submitted to the council in person on 18th September 2020. Unfortunately, rather than accepting and supporting the local residents, the Council decided NOT to accept people's petition as Valid, hiding behind the statutory technical reasons and loopholes. Five days later, on 24th September 2020 Newham Council published the Pubic Notice declaring the petition Invalid. Clearly denying the people's democratic right and going against Council's well-advertised slogan "People at the heart of everything we do". Are they???

DNL saw this as a clear breach of people's basic fundamental democratic rights, asked the Newham council to withdraw their drastic and hasty decision taken against the 12,422 Newham Residents. But their request was denied. Consequently, DNL sought professional legal advice which turned out to be in people's favour. DNL was advised to launch JUDICIAL REVIEW against the Council's decision in the Royal Court of Justice. 

The JR was filed on 19th October 2020. The first step of Victory came along in the very first hearing where the Judge His Hon. Mr Junstice Chamberlain ORDERED DNL's view as well-conceived with merit and that the case will be heard clearly warranting a degree of expedition , so that the referendum is held on 6 May 2021. Further case directions to both parties were given. The case is likely to be concluded in November 2020.

In order to protect the People's democratic rights, DNL is repressed by one of UK's Top leading Public law and Election/Referendum law specialist Barrister Mr Francis Hoar (https://fieldcourt.co.uk/barrister/francis-hoar/). Francis is known for his efforts to safeguard the basic human and democratic rights. While DNL is very confident that People will Win this case but this is only possible with your kind support and financial help. We will keep you posted as case progresses. 

The initial estimate of our Legal Costs are in the range of £20,000,  PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY

WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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