Baroness Sayeeda Warsi returned to Pakistan six months on from the devastating floods to learn how the country is recovering, to learn what more needs to be done, and to see how more than £200million (27.7 billion rupees) from British people is supporting Pakistani people affected by the floods.
Archive for February, 2011
Today Sayeeda started a two day tour of the South West Region. Starting the day in Central Devon, Sayeeda visited Chudleigh with Cllr Jeremy Christopher, Cllr Lorraine Evans and Steve Evans to meet with local businesses. From there she spoke at a lunch for Central Devon and Newton Abbott Conservative Associations.
Following on from the members’ event at lunchtime Sayeeda moved on to Tavistock to join the local campaign meeting with the Torridge and West Devon Conservative teams.
Following a campaign briefing Sayeeda moved on to Plymouth to stop in for an interview on BBC Radio Devon before starting again towards Camborne and Redruth to be the guest speaker at George Eustice MP’s annual dinner.
After a night in Camborne Sayeeda started early to head for Keynsham to visit the new Community Shop with MP Jacob Rees Mogg and his local team. Departing the community shop, Sayeeda travelled to the Frys Club to speak at a packed Meet the Chairman event where she answered everyone’s questions, no matter the topic.
After lunch Sayeeda moved on to Kingswood to meet with Chris Skidmore MP for a tour of the BISCA Community Facilities which have recently received a grant to begin refurbishment before moving on to Bristol.
In Bristol Sayeeda undertook several engagements, including a visit to Winterbourne International Academy with MP Jack Lopresti and a visit to Bracey Drive to view a local council campaign before heading to speak at the Gloucestershire Members reception.
Published in BN Magazine, February 2011
Interview by Ozan Adan
Baroness Warsi has successfully become the first ever female Muslim member of the cabinet. Her role in the cabinet and as Co-Chairman of the Conservative party is significant, not just as an advocate for women but also, for the Muslim community.
Baroness Warsi balances her many roles as a mother, wife, party Co-Chair whilst maintaining her influencial position within British politics. Her position and her roots gives her a unique advantage in understanding the current multi-ethnic spectrum of Britain today. The Baroness holds a vast amount of responsiblity on the socio-political front, and has risen to the challenge admirably by facing extremists on both sides of the multi-culturalism issues. Her defence of a tolerant society embracing differences in race, religion and culture has caused some stir within her own Muslim community as well as others who oppose and even confront her.
Today Sayeeda began a two day regional tour to the South West. She visited Central Devon with Mel Stride MP, Torridge and West Devon, Camborne and Redruth with George Eustice MP, North East Somerset with Jacob Rees Mogg MP, Kingswood with Chris Skidmore MP, Bristol East and finally with Jack Lopresti MP in Filton and Bradley Stoke. (3rd Feb 2011)