Liberal Democrat double as Swinson and Ece win Women in Public Life Awards

Meral H EceWhile we were all getting ready for Conference, it emerged that Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson and Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece had won Women in Public Life Awards for MP and Peer of the Year.

Meral was delighted to have won and said:

I am honoured and delighted to have been voted Peer of the Year (House of Lords) in the Women in Public Life Leadership Awards for this year. This is a prestigious award, and its a privilege to be in the company of other women who have achieved so much. I hope this inspires other women to get involved in public life. I will continue to campaign for more women and ethnic minorities to come forward and get involved in public life.

Congratulations to both Jo and Meral, both of whom work so hard to encourage other women to get involved.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Wonderful news – congratulations to Meral and Jo!.

    I do not normally venture into the realm of women’s issues, as I am not well qualified. As an aside, Meral is secure in her position unless there is some radical reform of the Lords. Jo has to face the electorate in what is a tough and marginal seat in 2015 … and that assuming the referendum delivers the right result. Anyhow, I am proud to be in a party with such wonderful women as public servants.

  • Anne Diamond 24th Sep '13 - 11:07am

    Its great that we have two ladies who can put our point of view forward the party should be thankful that they can and will and have been for years without giving up on it well done

  • Congratulations to them both it is well deserved recognition.

  • Jonathan Brown 24th Sep '13 - 10:34pm

    Excellent news! Congratulations both!

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