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Isabelle Parasram chosen as Lib Dem Candidate for Walsall North

by Ian Shires on 12 May, 2017

Walsall Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce details of their Candidates in the upcoming General Election on 8th June:
Walsall North – Isabelle Parasram (http://www.libdems.org.uk/isabelle_parasram )

Isabelle is honoured to be the Liberal Democrat’s Parliamentary candidate for Walsall North and Spokesperson on Brexit for the West Midlands.

She first became involved in politics through standing for the London Assembly for the Women’s Equality Party, having spent many years involved in grassroots campaigning and advocating through her professional and volunteer work within law and education.

Inspired by her positive experience of the London Assembly elections and the subsequent outcome of the EU Referendum, Isabelle decided to take her desire to achieve community change a step further by joining a mainstream political party.  She chose the Liberal Democrats because the Party reflects her passionate belief in internationalism, democratic freedom and human rights.

Professionally, Isabelle is the Head of Chambers of a legal practice and regulatory consultancy she founded in London and Newcastle after a 17-year career as a barrister in the public, private and charitable sectors.

She is engaged in public service in the field of education through her Chairpersonship and leadership roles within various Committees of a State secondary school.  She stays up to date on a range of issues involving children’s rights, mental health and civil liberties through her work as a Link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection.  Additionally, she is a charitable Trustee of two educational charities through which she is able to improve access to education for the socially and economically disadvantaged.

To broaden her working knowledge of the education sector, Isabelle qualified and practiced as an antenatal teacher, an Early Years practitioner and an AVA Assessor, whilst continuing to work as a lawyer.

On a personal level, Isabelle was born in East London to Indo-Caribbean parents who emigrated to the UK from Trinidad in the 1960’s.  She is married – having met her husband as a teenager – and has four young children: a daughter and three sons.

Isabelle’s experiences as a child born in Britain and then raised across two very different countries have shaped her passion for the causes of justice, equality, education and poverty.

If elected:

  1. Isabelle will reach out to disillusioned voters across cultural/racial divides, using her knowledge and experience as a second-generation immigrant with wide-ranging community networks across a spectrum of socio-economic groups.
  2. Isabelle will persuasively advocate for local people with local concerns, using her knowledge and experience as a lawyer fighting for the rights of a diverse range of clients across a variety of causes.
  3. Isabelle will influentially campaign to shape national law and policy – using her knowledge and experience as a multi-disciplinary practitioner with expertise in a number of fields such as business, education and equality.

 Published and promoted by Roy Sheward on behalf of Ian Garrett, Isabelle Parasram and Anna Wellings Purvis (Liberal Democrats) at: 144 Redhouse Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 0DB. 


4 Responses

  1. Jean Howarth says:

    I am wondering why we have had no leaflets from the Liberal Democrats for this election.

  2. Jean Howarth says:

    No, we haven.t had anything. David said we should have had a leaflet in the post. My address 25 Abingdon Way, Mossley.

    • Ian Shires says:

      Thanks for the feedback Jean. David was right, you should have had a freepost leaflet at least. You are not the only ones who have said that they didn’t receive one. Mine only arrived the day before the election. Will let the Agent know.

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