Brent Central candidate Ibrahim Taguri named as the Lib Dem’s race equality champion
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Brent Central’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate has been named as his party’s race equality champion.
Ibrahim Taguri, who will fight for a seat in May’s General Election, has been given a national role engaging with all communities.
He will also ensure the party continues to include commitments reflecting a diverse Britain in their manifesto.
Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democats, announced the appointment at a reception for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community.
Mr Taguri said: “I’m glad to be given such an important role at a vital time for the country when the politics of extremism and division are on the rise.
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“I intend to work closely with all communities in order to promote cohesion, social justice and equality of opportunity so everyone has the opportunity to get on in life, regardless of their background.
Taguri, who grew up in Willesden Green, is standing to replace current Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather in Brent Central where one of his key campaigns is to end child poverty by 2020.
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He added: “As the most diverse constituency in the country, Brent Central represents the very best of what it means to be British. And yet many here still feel that their voices aren’t heard. This role demonstrates a serious commitment to making our political process more inclusive and responsive to those voices.
“This is an opportunity to address the monumental challenges we face in Brent and beyond, from eradicating child poverty, to improving education and attainment for young people, to creating fulfilling jobs.”
Nick Clegg said: “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Ibrahim Taguri as our Race Equality Champion. Ibrahim will be working closely with us on policy development, campaigning and implementing our proposals in Government, post-election.”