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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

In 2011 something big happened in the small town of Frome in England. Local activists ran for office because they wanted to change the old boring party politics. And they succeeded. In 2011 they won 10 out of 17 seats in their local council and in 2017 they won, as non party politicians, all of the 17 seats. It has changed Frome. People are more connected and community initiatives are thriving. 

Sara Kaastrup-Olsen talks to former Mayor of Frome Peter Macfadyen and political activists Annabelle Macfadyen on how they created what they call Flatback Democracy.