Q8 What happens once the constitution-making body has made its recommendations?

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We have been examining this question through a series of public events and a survey. We are doing this to help build a shared vision among democracy campaigners so that we can:
a) engage with the Trickett/King's initiative and campaign to make it have a better public interest outcome and
b) design and initiate our own process if the King's/Trickett proposal turns out to be insufficient.

We are moving this discussion to Loomio for a limited time in order to bring this discussion to a conclusion and see if there are any unifying statements we can agree on. These will then be put forward to the next convention planning group meeting on 11 September for possible adoption.

You are invited to propose unifying statements (using the green button at the top right-hand of the page) drawing on our work to date (see below) to see what support they receive from other participants. You can also comment on, discuss and vote on proposals that others have made. Those statements receiving the most support will be considered for adoption at the meeting of the next convention planning group on 11 September.

Work so far on this question:

i) Popular responses from the survey we conducted after the public meeting at the House of Commons on 10 May:

Recommendations should go to a referendum.

ii) Results of the temperature check of statements suggested at the end of our day of deliberation on 16 July 2106:

  • The way it is presented is critical – everyone has to know it has happened/ will happen (95%)
  • Media coverage (86%)
  • Messaging is important e.g about “taking back control” (82%)
  • Decisions to be ratified via deliberation lite – check that people have understood – educational aspect (74%)
  • Get parties to put results in manifestos (65%)
  • Online petition – a version that verifies identity to make it valid (62%)
  • Contact MPs to support PR (40%)