Saturday 15 September
16.15 Business motion
Chair: Cllr Jon Ball. Aide: Cllr Susan Juned. Hall Aide: Cllr Nick da Costa (Vice
F10 After Alderdice - Delivering Race Equality in the Liberal
Democrats: RDC and Vice President BaME
Mover: To be announced.
Summation: Baroness Brinton (President of the Liberal Democrats).
i) The Alderdice Review published in January 2018 proposed that
the Liberal Democrats review how they can improve, deliver and
monitor representation of ethnic minority members throughout
ii) Each Federal Committee has discussed and is implementing
a plan following the Alderdice Report to ensure that we do
embed race equality in our actions, and a roundtable of a range
of stakeholders, is addressing how we can mainstream race
equality throughout the wider party.
iii) The re-branding of Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats into the
Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality (LDCRE).
iv) The success and continuing work of the Campaign for Gender
v) There are currently three Vice Presidents of the party, who are
the Chairs/Convenors of the English, Welsh and Scottish Parties.
a) Following the Alderdice Review, the Federal Board has agreed to
set up a campaign group to promote, train, support and mentor
BaME members who wish to stand for elected office, which will
be called Racial Diversity Campaign (RDC).
b) Its principal aims are to increase the number of ethnic minority
MPs, Members of the Scottish and European Parliaments,
Assembly Members and senior local government elected roles
such as Police and Crime Commissioners and elected Mayors.
It would also work alongside ALDC to increase the number of
ethnic minority Councillors and Council Leaders.
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