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    Article: Apr 14, 2021

    Executive member Vikas Aggarwal is running for Wesminster Council. He's been campaigning to stop discrimination against ethnic minorities in his local community. Here's Vikas's Summary:

    "At the end of March, the students of Pimlico Academy organised a protest against racist and discriminatory uniform policies brought in by the new Head, and safeguarding failures by the school.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2021

    You will have all seen the deeply disturbing Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report (the Sewell report) released.

    LDCRE calls out the Government's new race report as being deeply concerning in areas and ignorant of the reality of Britain today.

    It is not time to continually review whether or not racism exists at all - but to take action to address it immediately, across all areas of society.

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    Article: Mar 19, 2021
    On Friday 8pm tonight, there's a constitutional amendment to change the role of the Party's Vice-President (BAME). The motion would make the Vice-President (BAME) be elected by the entire Party membership.

    LDCRE have heard some concerns that there should be more detailed discussion on how the role is elected, to ensure it's both democratic but also representative. We back the call for democratic legitimacy.

    However we feel there should be further consultation with Party members. Detailed proposals with pro's and con's should be set out on how we can safeguard minority views while ensuring a democratic and feasible election process.

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    Page: Mar 18, 2021

    LDCRE Achievements

    Since being established in 2018, the Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality has already accumulated a number of significant achievements in the fight for racial equality inside and outside of our party. Here's a selection of them. Want to help deliver change like this? Then help us by getting involved with our work by emailing info@ldcre.org.uk

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    Page: Mar 14, 2021

    We've been up to a lot over this spring. Chair Dr. Mohsin Khan summarises a few of our highlights:

    - We've continued to make the case for reform of parliamentary candidate shortlisting. Our Comms Officer Chris has worked hard with legal minds and the Party to put forward a case for reforming this, and we are continuing to obtain legal advice to inform ongoing work on this. We have met with Wera Hobhouse MP and President Mark Pack to discuss this further.

    - We've had meetings with President Mark Pack, Wera Hobhouse MP, and Lord Alderdice. We continue to push for improved diversity measures within our own Party and well as in our policies. Our meetings with Wera and her office have resulted in Parliamentary Questions being tabled around body camera use by police, an issue where we introduced successful amendments last autumn at Conference. We will be continuing to meet more Parliamentarians and working with them on campaigns. If you have an idea for a campaign or policy work, do get in touch, or consider running to be our campaigns or policy officer.

    - We've also had meetings with members of ALDC and the Party Body Forum. Common themes that have emerged from our discussions are the need for a central hub in the Party of diversity material and better information around who our members are, what protected characteristics and skills they have, and how we can ensure all levels of the Party have useful access to such data. We've also had discussions on improving the role of Regional Development Officers when it comes to diversity and outreach work. If you know of good work around this in your region, get in touch with us via email at info@ldcre.org.uk

    - We've fed in our ideas into the consultations led by Diverse Matters, who have been running a focus group exercise for the Party.