Was immensely proud and grateful for the opportunity to attend their ‘Pathway To Success’ residential training course this week organised by Operation Black Vote held at the prestigious Magdalen College, Oxford University.Read More
Delighted to catch up with my good friend and mentor Simon Woolley, Director of the influential Operation Black Vote in Birmingham. Over the past ten years we have worked together on voter registration, BAME representation in politics, getting young inspiring stories front and centre inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. An incredible individual who has done so much for so many.
Delighted to be down in London with fellow magistrates who are all under 40 and Lord Adonis discussing ways to improve the representation of our magistracy in Britain.
A shocking 96% of magistrates are over 40 and only 12% are BAME. I myself am the only British Chinese Magistrate in the whole of the West Midlands and was the youngest when I got appointed over ten years ago. Time flies, and it has been an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience making a real and lasting difference to my home city of Birmingham. Would strongly encourage anyone thinking of serving their community to apply and find out more information.