Kishan Devani BEM elected to Board of London Liberal Democrats


After 3 successful years serving on the National Board of the Liberal Democrats, Professor Kishan Devani has been elected to the Executive/Board of the London.

The London Liberal Democrats bring together borough parties from across the capital as we work to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society to take London forward. The London Liberal Democrats are the regional party of the Liberal Democrats that operates across Greater London. It encompasses all 32 Boroughs and 73 Constituencies in London.

Kishan expressed his joy at being elected to serve on the Executive/Board “I am humbled and honoured to be elected onto London Liberal Democrats Executive. I have seen the immensely good work the London Liberal Democrats do and to be part of such a great team is huge honour. I look forward to serving alongside colleagues to bring about a more fairer, greener, caring and liberal London”

One of the youngest BAME Freemen of the City of London as well as a seasoned politician, consultant and educator, his work has been pioneering in the area of community cohesion within the British-Asian community. Since leaving university ten years ago, he has engaged young Asian people to get involved in British civic life through talks at schools, colleges and universities, with the aim of inspiring them to join the fields of politics, education and social service.

He has previously served as Deputy Chairman of the London Conservative Party, becoming the youngest politician of ethnic minority background to be appointed to the role, before leaving to join the Liberal Democrats. He previously serves as a National Board Member of the Lib Dems and is currently Vice President of the Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality and Hon.Vice President of the Green Liberal Democrats, aswell as serving on the Board of the Lib Dems Business Network.

Kishan was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in Her New Years Honour’s List 2020 with the BEM (British Empire Medal) for Services to Community Cohesion. Kishan was also made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015 and was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London – making him one of the youngest BAME Freemans of London.

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