Candidates for Lib Dem Vice-President revealed

Nominations have closed for the Vice President of the party with responsibility for working with ethnic minority communities. You can read the list here.

This election follows the resignation of Isabelle Parasram for work reasons.

The candidates are:

Amna Ahmad

Roderick Lynch

Tahir Maher

Julliet Makhapila

Rabi Martins

Marisha Ray

There will be some hustings, although no dates have been announced yet.

The ballot will run from 12th November to 10th December, with the count and declaration on 13th December.

* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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  • It would have been helpful to have had a biography for each candidate including their geographical location, how long they had been a member and a record of what they have done or achieved for the party.

    Significant, and disappointing, that none appears to have got more than double figures in nominations.

  • @David Raw – this was simply an announcement the day after nominations closed. Members will undoubtedly be receiving statements from all the candidates in the near future before they cast their votes.

  • Thank you, Mary Reid, for your response. However there still appears to be a problem to resolve in filling a National Vice Presidential post with responsibility for working with ethnic minority communities (l assume just for England rather than for the UK as a whole ?)

    I am given to understand that every one of the short listed candidates either lives in, or within shouting distance of, metropolitan London. There appears to be no candidate from amongst the numerous ethnic minority communities of the Midlands and the North and one must question how representative such a Vice President of the party will be.

  • @David Raw – so did you nominate anyone, or encourage anyone you know to stand?

  • Nonconformistradical 29th Oct '21 - 3:46pm

    Sorry if I’m considered as being provocative in any way but….

    Is this more important than the absence, as reported on his blog by Mark Pack, of an LD candidate in 5 out of 8 principal local authority by-elections this week?

    I’m not suggesting the issue of working with ethnic minorities isn’t important. I’m merely wondering how, with limited resources, the party can manage to do both properly.

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