Posts tagged London
Kate Osamor MP Nominated for Yarl’s Wood Campaign

Kate Osamor MP is nominated for her campaign work on behalf of Yarl’s Wood detention centre.
Ms Osamor is not afraid to utilise her position in the government to call out the faults in the system that hinder progress and development for the people. She has been prominent in speaking out against discrimination against women in the workplace and various walks in society.

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Councillor Karen Bellamy Raises the Bar above Poverty

Councillor Karen Bellamy is one of the hardest working Councillor in the borough, who had set up food banks and other centres for people to donate to just to save families from starvation. She has spent much of her time bringing education into families whose language may not be English and creating a community where people look out for each other. 

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Grassroot Diplomat Honouree Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour Party Leader

Grassroot Diplomat is pleased to welcome Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader. As one of the first Honouree of the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, Mr Corbyn was recognised for his outstanding and numerous support to non-government organisations and civil society across the United Kingdom, both during his political, and non-political career. 

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Hail the Diversity Champion Councillor Sanchia Alasia

Councillor Sanchia Alasia, policy winner for the 2014 Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, was chosen for her work on equality and diversity. Successfully winning her position in May 2010 by unseating BNP member Robert Bailey, Cllr Alasia become the youngest woman on the council. Now, as part of the Labour Black Women’s network, Cllr Alasia mentors women as well as pointing them to shadowing opportunities, so that they can learn more about how to get involved in local politics and public life. 

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Dame Tessa Jowell MP Recognised for Work on Former Sure Start Programme

Dame Tessa Jowell MP of Dulwich and West Norwood is nominated for her work on the Sure Start Programme. Founded in 1998, Sure Start was created to support children and early infancy through education in developing emotional attachment which could make the difference whether a child does well in school, and becomes a good citizen.  

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Walthamstow Councillor Karen Bellamy Shortlisted for Award on Poverty Action

Councillor Karen Bellamy of Walthamstow Council is nominated for her inspiring work on poverty action. Before being elected into office in 2010, Cllr Bellamy was a community activist for 20 years and has a real understanding of local issues within her local borough. For a borough with few social housing, Waltham Forest is the sixth most deprived borough in London and twenty third in the United Kingdom with at least 52% of children living in poverty. 

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Mayor of Lambeth Councillor Adedamola Aminu Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Adedamola Aminu is announced as one of 60 shortlisted nominees for the 3rd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. Cllr Aminu is nominated for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of young people and minority communities expanding outside the Borough of Lambeth.

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Baroness Shreela Flather Nominated for Women's Rights

Marie Stopes International is one of the biggest international health charities that provide life-saving reproductive and sexual health services internationally. Baroness Flather has been on the Board of the organisation for over 20 years, focusing on raising awareness on family planning, maternal health and abortion particularly in developing countries. 

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Councillor Kamaljit Chana Reverse Dragon’s Den Initiative Shortlisted for Award

Councillor Kamaljit Singh Chana of Harrow Council has been shortlisted under the Business Driver category for the 2nd Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Councillor is nominated for the launch of his detailed survey for local businesses in the area.

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Councillor Sanchia Alasia Nominated for Equality and Diversity Agenda

Labour Councillor Ms Sanchia Alasia has been shortlisted under the Policy Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The councillor has been nominated for pushing for equality and diversity throughout her career.

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Former Camden Mayor Councillor Abdul Quadir Abseiled His Way into Award Nomination

Former Mayor of Camden Councillor Abdul Quadir has been shortlisted under the Social Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Councillor is nominated for his tireless campaign in raising awareness and funds for his chosen charity, Action on Hearing Loss.

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Zac Goldsmith MP Award Nomination for Ongoing Climate Activism

Conservative Member of Parliament Zac Goldsmith has been nominated for the first ever Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards under the Policy Driver category for his dedication in raising awareness on the impact of climate change.

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Richard Ottaway MP Award Nomination for Metal Theft Legislation  

Conservative MP Richard Ottaway has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Policy Driver Category for his tireless campaign on the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill to help combat the theft of metal.

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Councillor Lindsey Hall Shortlisted for Multi-Million Pound Benefit Fraud Crackdown

Councillor Lindsey Hall of Westminster City Council has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award for her investigation of suspected Housing Benefit Fraud. Nominated under the Policy Driver category, Councillor Hall secured Government backing following her white paper to Government in September 2010.

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London Councillor Rajwant Sidhu Award Nomination for Greenwich Green Initiative

Councillor Rajwant Singh Sidhu of Woolwich and Greenwich Council has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award who has facilitated environmental change within the Greenwich borough. 

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London Councillor Chris Maines Award Nomination for Olympics Business Stream

Councillor Chris Maines of Blackheath has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award  under the Business Driver category for his outstanding contribution supporting local businesses in the Blackheath area during the London 2012 Olympics.

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