Yearly Archives: 2009

The Future Is Bright for the Liberal Democrats

According to a political observer and blogger writing for Operation Black Vote, anything between one to three EMLD candidates will be likely to succeed in their bid for Parliament come the next General Elections.

EMLD Chair, Meral Ece appointed as Equalities and Human Rights Commissioner

Chair of Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, Councillor Meral Ece, gets top equalities appointment Islington Liberal Democrat councillor Meral Ece has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Chris Fox, CEO of Liberal Democrats appoints personal Diversity Adviser

Rabi Martins, the parliamentary spokesperson for Luton North and executive member of the party’s Federal Policy Committee has been appointed personal Diversity Adviser to the Party’s Chief Executive Chris Fox on equalities issues.

Afghanistan & Pakistan: staring into the abyss

The Liberal Democrats passed an important motion at this year’s Autumn Conference which reiterates our support and solidarity for the people of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

EMLD members take part in Operation Black Vote (OBV) Black History Month celebrations at the Friends Meeting House on 29th October,

The host for the evening was Lee Jasper and inter mixed with live performances from Kadija Kamara, Ronke who are up and coming UK singers, Faith Jegede an inspirational poet and International comedienne Gina Yashere.

London Regional Conference to launch Lib Dems push for diversity in London

Message from Conference Chair, Jeremy Ambache: “We have a very exciting London Region conference planned for Saturday November the 14th running from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

EMLD and Unite Against Facism celebrate Black History Month with friends and supporters at Mission Grove Primary School, Walthamstow, hosted by Parliamentary Candidate Farid Ahmed.

Vince Cable MP gave the opening keynote speech at the event reminding everyone that Britain’s black population can be traced back as far as the 12th Century! By the 18th century there were as many as 10,000, mostly residing in London.

Liberal Democrat activists call for an end to war in Afghanistan

Professor Paul Reynolds, Lib Dem PPC North West Leicestershire, and Meral Ece, Chair of Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, have submitted an emergency motion to the Liberal Democrat annual Party Conference on Afghanistan, with widespread support amon

EMLD welcomes decision of 2 Labour Councillors Satnam Singh and Dr Faiz Noor to join the Lib Dems in Redbridge Council

Commenting on the development Chair of EMLD, Meral Ece said how pleased she was that Lib Dems on Redbridge Council have been strengthened by the new additions.

At this year’s Federal Conference in Bournemouth, Ethnic Minority Lib Dems will be hosting a number of training and fringe events as follows:

Saturday 19 Sep 14.30-15.45: “Reaching the Faith Vote”, training event at Premier Inn, Syndicate 5 16.00-17.50: “Speaker Cards and Speaking at Conference”, training event at Premier Inn, Syndicate 6 Sunday 20 Sep 13.00-14.