Rabi is a retired Business Management Consultant with a background information technology. Prior to taking on that role he worked as a senior manager for an international computer company in the UK and Kenya. Following redundancy from that post he established and ran a successful Facilities Management company which grew from 7 employees to 25 employees in three short years.
A life long campaigner on Equality and Human Rights, Rabi was born in Goa, educated in India, East Africa and Ireland he has lived in the England since 1971. A former member of the Labour Party he joined SDP when invited to do so by Shirley Williams at its inception and joined the Liberal Democrats in 1990.
Rabi is a high-profile member of the Party who has held various positions at local, regional and national levels. As member of the its Federal Policy Committee Rabi has contributed to Party Policy, on Business, Local Government and Housing. He also has a keen interest in international affairs and is a member of the Lib Dem International Group.
Rabi is known in the Party as a campaigner for the advancement of under represented groups to elected office As a result of his interest in this area he was appointed Diversity Advisor to the Chief Executive. He also established and chaired the Lib Dem Ethnic Minority Election Task Force and sits on the executive of Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats. Last year he introduced the Diversity Compact for Local Parties which is currently being piloted in the East of England.
Rabi has previously stood as a candidate in Luton North in 2010 He returns to the constituency to challenge Corbyn’s Labour M.P. who voted leave in the referendum “ Luton North needs a strong Lib Dem voice in Parliament to challenge Teresa May’s hard Brexit in order to protect jobs and support working families in the town. I want to be that voice”.