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