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CLD Annual General Meeting

November 26, 2018 3:54 PM

Chinese Llibdems AGM 2018On Sunday 25 November, as has become customary for Chinese LibDems, members and friends gathered for our annual general meeting at the New Loon Fung Restaurant in Chinatown, followed by dimsum lunch.

It has been an eventful year, as reported by Co-Chairs Cllr Tatyan Cheung and Merlene Emerson:

CLD contributed to and were mentioned in Lord Alderdice's report on the culture of the party, we supported 5 candidates of Chinese heritage in the May local elections (with Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson successfully elected to South Cambs District Council), participated in anti-immigration raids in Chinatown and the Anti-Brexit Peoples march and launched our new logo at the Autumn conference where we shared a stall with Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality. We also celebrated our 12th birthday at a dinner in Brighton with Lord Paddy Ashdown.

In addition to party business, we continue to support Chinese community campaigns and events such as lobbying for a permanent memorial to the contributions of the Chinese Labour Corps in WW1, and promoting UK and China trade and investment via business networks such as the England China Business Forum co-founded by Vice Chair, Dr Yeow Poon. Our activities in 2018 have been broadly in line with our main aims or promoting LibDems policies, Chinese community engagement and mentoring and support for Chinese candidates.

The work of CLDs in the forthcoming year will be taken forward by the newly elected executive committee:

Chair: Cllr Tatyan Cheung,
Vice-Chair: Dr Yeow Poon,
Secretary: Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson,
Membership Development officer: Larry Ngan,
Treasurer: Shavonne Konno, and
Ordinary executive members: Linda Chung, Yeing Lang Crouch, Merlene Emerson, Phil Ling, Marguerita Morton and Dennis Tam.

There is vacancy for one more ordinary member on the executive. Please feel free to apply to be considered for co-option, if interested, to
info@chineselibdems.org.uk before the end of the year.