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  • Tariq Ahmed now Tory vice chairman

    by Sunny
    15th July, 2008 at 7:15 pm    

    Tariq Ahmed has been appointed Vice chairman for Cities for the Conservative Party, taking over from Kulveer Ranger’s brief (who is now managing transport for Boris). Before Kulveer it was Sayeeda Warsi in that role. Is this like the Tory ‘ethnic seat’ or something? Anyway, well done to Tariq.
    Update - more here.
    From the press release:

    Tariq has been a local councillor in Wimbledon since 2002. He is a local Cabinet Member for Community Safety Engagement with specific responsibility for the Diversity agenda, and was previously a Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport. He has also served as the Deputy Chairman of the London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee.

    Tariq’s professional experience extends over 18 years and includes nine years working for NatWest in a variety of frontline and strategic roles, culminating in being Head of Marketing, Sponsorship and Branding for their capital markets division, before moving on to work in the executive management team for the US based fund manager Alliance Bernstein. He is currently Director of Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Research at commodities trading firm Sucden in London

    He is Vice President of a national youth organisation and among many other roles, he has also served as a governor of a local primary school for 5 years and as an executive member of the Racial Equality Council, and he has been involved with many initiatives on community engagement for over 15 years.

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    1. marvin — on 15th July, 2008 at 10:24 pm  

      Who’s this Tariq Ahmed? Anyone got any info on him?

      It’s fantastic to see how the Conservative party have moved on in the past couple of years. Makes me feel proud to see people from ethnic minorities in the Tory party, wanting to be there and be part of it. Cushdy.

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