Tag: Liberal Democrats

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Suzanne Nuri becomes the UK’s newest town councillor of Turkish Cypriot origin

Lib Dem candidate and former newspaper editor Suzanne Nuri won a by-election for a seat on Wymondham Town Council last night. She beat two other candidates to take the vacant position for Cromwells Ward. The results of the Cromwells By-Election, called following the resignation of Conservative councillor Adam Osborne for personal reasons, were as follows: […]

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Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece appointed Lib Dems spokesperson on Equalities

  The UK’s sole Turkish origin representative in Parliament has been named as one of the principal spokespeople for the Liberal Democrats. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece features in party leader Vince Cable’s new team, announced last week, with specific responsibility for Equalities, a role she also held in 2015. She is one of seventeen women in […]

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Lib Dems say: “give the TRNC a fair chance”
 

    Members of both the Labour and Conservative parties have launched repeated attacks on the Turkish Cypriots, ever since Turkey’s armed intervention of 1974 in Cyprus. None of these attacks has ever been condemned by the Prime Minister of the time, despite the UK’s position as a Guarantor, or defender, of the rights and […]

News - Global
USA refuses entry visa to Baroness Meral Ece
 

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, the UK’s first and only Turkish Cypriot member of Westminster’s Upper Chamber, and the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Equalities, has been refused an entry visa by the USA. The Muslim Peer was due to represent the UK Parliament as part of the European Parliamentary Forum at two important meetings: at the World […]

News - UK
London MEP candidate Dr Turhan Özen “treasures” liberal values and the rights of the individual

  Dr Turhan Özen forms T-VINE’s fourth interview with the next generation of British Turkish politicians as part of our 2014 UK Election series. A co-founder of the Liberal Democrat Friends of Turkey and on the executive for the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, he continues to work hard to champion equality and human rights for all. 1) When were you selected […]