Lord Clement-Jones Nominated for Delivering Live Music Act

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House of Lords peer, Lord Tim Clement-Jones has been nominated for the first ever Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards. The award looks to recognise outstanding diplomats and politicians in the UK for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts in representing civilian matters at the highest level.

Nominated under the Policy Driver category, Lord Clemet-Jones has been instrumental in delivering the Live Music Act. This legislation removes some of the bureaucracy introduced by the 2003 Licensing Act which disrupted many businesses from having live musical performances at small venues. By understanding the music industry and consulting widely with its grassroots members, Lord Clement-Jones designed the policy behind the Bill and after 5 years of hard work, the Live Music Act became law on 1st October 2012 which could enable 13,000 more venues to start holding music events.

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Director of Grassroot Diplomat said, “Grassroot diplomacy empowers the voiceless, defines a path for the hopeless, and restores faith to influencers. The Initiative Award seeks to build trust again between the ‘us and them’ and bring people of all statuses together.”

Lord Clement-Jones is committed to engaging the grassroots in its combined efforts to change policy practices, and for this, his efforts are being recognised here.

Over 50 high-level government officials have been nominated in 3 categories but there can only be six winners. Join Lord Tim Clement-Jones and other government nominees at the Vincent Rooms, Westminster with evening performance led by Euro-Vision Song Contest artist, Imaani.

For ticket information, please visit: www.grassrootdiplomat.org/awards

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