Liberal Democrats

Meet your candidates for Vice President

Nominations have closed - meet the six people who have obtained enough nominations to run for election!

By Greg Foster, Oct 27, 2021 6:10

Liberal Democrat activists get a briefing in a by-election HQ

Nominations closed for the Vice President responsible for working with ethnic minority communities election today at noon and six candidates had obtained enough nominations to appear on the ballot.

Those candidates* are:

Amna Ahmad who was nominated by 52 members and 1 local party

Roderick Lynch who was nominated by 65 members and 1 SAO

Tahir Maher who was nominated by 13 members

Julliet Makhapila who was nominated by 23 members

Rabi Martins who was nominated by 7 members and 1 local party

Marisha Ray who was nominated by 55 members

*Candidates appear here in alphabetical order by surname.

You can read the manifestos the candidates have produced for the election here:

You can also join us for hustings, to hear more from the candidates. Scheduled so far are:

Scottish and Welsh Party joint event
Thursday 25th November, 19:00-20:30
Register now ➜

If you would like to ask a question, please get in touch

English Party
Saturday 27th November, 17:00-18:30
Register now ➜

If you would like to ask a question, please get in touch

Racial Diversity Campaign
Wednesday 8th of December, 18:00-19:30
Register now ➜

If you would like to ask a question, please get in touch. 

Candidates will also have the opportunity to communicate directly with the membership via email and the Internal Elections Discussion Group.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information from the candidates and on hustings dates!

Additional information on nominations

256 nominations from members were received, 216 of which were valid.

40 nominations from 30 individuals were marked as invalid by the Returning Officer, for the following reasons:

Nominating more candidates than there were available vacancies*: 22 nominations from 13 individuals.

Submitting more than one nomination for a single candidate**: 18 nominations from 17 people.

* The election rules state that you can only nominate as many candidates as there are vacancies. There was one vacancy. In the event of a nomination being marked as invalid, the Returning Officer contacted the member to inform them of this and allow them to change their nomination if they wished.

** In the event of a duplicate nomination being submitted, the candidate still received one nomination and only surplus nominations were marked as invalid. The Returning Officer did not contact members whose nominations were invalidated for this reason, as it did not affect the nomination of their preferred candidate.

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