Date of event

Extraordinary General Meeting to convert into an Affiliated Organisation

June 27, 2022 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Amna Ahmed Vice PresidentPlease join us for an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held virtually - details below. This meeting is to discuss changes to our constitution to seek Affiliated Organisation status. This follows the Party Bodies Review Report, and the changes agreed by Conference A21. Note, only members of Chinese Liberal Democrats will be able to vote on the proposed changes but all are welcome to attend the meeting.

Date and Time: Monday 27th June 2022, 7.30pm

Location: Virtually, on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86591408300?pwd=LzgxSVZuT3RZVlI4ZlpUYWQwbkxHZz09

We are delighted to be joined by newly elected Vice President Amna Ahmad, who is responsible for working with ethnic minority communities. Amna will be talking to us about the work she is doing in the Lib Dems on this and there will be an opportunity for Q&A as part of this.

Amna was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and grew up on a council estate in London where she experienced the foster care system. She has a track record as a candidate for the Party, including a 2017 Westminster target seat campaign, and was our Shadow Refugee Minister that year.

Her manifesto for the election was clear:

"Time and time again, we hear that the reality of what ethnic minorities face in our party and in our politics does not match up to the principles we hold, and, as a party committed to equality, it is vital that we apply our values and make a change. I will provide the positive vision and leadership we need to move forward and make that happen.

As a former Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate, I have seen prejudice close-up, within British politics and, sadly, within our party. And I know that I'm not the only one. My experience led me to take time to reflect and then, at Harvard, I learnt from world leaders on race equality, collaborative working, and leadership. I want to translate my experience and learning into change for our party in the UK. As a starting point, we must implement the Alderdice Review recommendations."

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson

Chair, Chinese Liberal Democrats