Article: Sep 15, 2021The last few months have been extremely busy for LDCRE.We have been working with HQ, with Parliamentarians and councillors, working for Conference. As if to highlight the importance of centreing race equality in the Party, we then had to sadly work on how to reclaim the race equality narrative nationally after the appalling comments coming out of the recent Torbay scandal.
Article: Jul 9, 2021By Chris Annous
Following on from the party's sensational election of Sarah Green in the Chesham & Amersham by-election there has been a lot of debate about the lessons that can be learned from this victory.
Lessons about what worked in the campaign, about how fragile the Conservatives' popularity really is and how this fits into the wider realignment of British politics have all been acknowledged and hotly debated.
Article: Jul 8, 2021
What is UK Black Pride?
UK Black Pride is Europe's largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people. It took place last weekend and, in this article, I wanted to detail the history of the event and its importance to those of us who live in the LGBTQI+ and Minority Ethnic intersection.
Article: Jul 4, 2021By Michael Bukola
Amongst the fallout of the Batley & Spen by-election, previously a safe Labour seat, the Lib Dems reflect on our own campaign where we finished 4th with 3% of the vote, behind both the Labour and Conservative candidates and George Galloway's Workers Party. The only televised hustings aired on British Muslim TV was represented by our very own Cllr Shaffaq Muhammad, former MEP for Yorkshire and Leader of the Opposition in Sheffield, 30+ miles away!
Article: Jul 3, 2021
Mohsin's July Chair Update
It's been a really busy month in LDCRE.
We've continued to work on making a case for the Rooney Rule - this is a rule change that would ensure at least one Black Asian and Minority Ethnic minority individual is shortlisted on any given PPC shortlist. Exec members, led by Chris Annous, have fed into discussions with the Party on the legalities of this and are now preparing our responses back to this. We will also be holding events to raise awareness of the Rooney Rule - watch this space.