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CWO DIVERSITY: Why stand as a councillor? With CF India, CF Pakistan & CF Chinese

Fri 17 Jul 2020

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Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Cllr Seema Kumar
Cllr Mara Makunara
Fleur Butler (chairing)


Rushi Millns

FREE ONLINE EVENT: Friday 17th July 2020 | 5.30pm

With a special introduction by Rt Hon Theresa May MP. There is still time to apply for the 2021 elections and for the 2022 ones being selected next year. 

The CWO, with Conservative Friends of India, Conservative Friends of Pakistan & Conservative Friends of the Chinese, are delighted to invite our experienced panellists to talk about how important it is for women to stand forward from all backgrounds, what it is like being a Councillor, and how to go about applying.

Rt Hon Theresa May MP served as a councillor in the London Borough of Merton for 8 years before being becoming the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in 1997. She became Home Secretary in 2010 and went on to become Prime Minister in 2016. Currently on the backbench, she remains an excellent constituency MP. More about Rt Hon Theresa May here.

Cllr Seema Kumar was elected councillor for the Ealing Broadway Ward in 2014 and was Deputy Mayor for Ealing borough in 2008. Seema is also the National Treasurer for the CWO. More about Seema here.

Cllr Mara Makunura is a member of Aldershot and North Hampshire Conservatives and has served on Rushmoor Borough Council since 2018.

Leona Leong is Co-Director of Conservative Friends of the Chinese. She is Vice Chair of the Birmingham Conservative Steering Group and is in the advisory group for the West Midlands Police in business and community.

Fleur Butler (chairing) is the National Chairman of the CWO (and Co-Chairman of CWO Diversity). Fleur was  Leader of Richmond District Council and sat on the Yorkshire Regional Leader’s Board. More about Fleur here.

Questions can be submitted to: cwo@conservativewomen.uk

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