This is one of three draft amendments that Tower Hamlets Lib Dems would like to submit to the Liberal Democrats' Spring Conference in York.
F20 Electing Diverse MPs
Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats
Proposer: Elaine Bagshaw
Summator: Richard MacMillan
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[The Liberal Democrats will:]
D Require the 2020 Diversity Taskforce to:
• engage with the public to understand the perception of the Liberal Democrats on diversity issues and report back with a plan to address our deficiencies;
• take an outward-looking approach by working with external bodies to learn and adopt best practice with a particular focus on recruiting more diverse candidates and building the teams needed to get them elected successfully;
• consider underrepresented groups beyond those six identified in the Equality Act;
• provide compulsory training in tackling unconscious bias for party leadership and candidate selection committees and assessors at local, regional and national levels and AOs and SAOs so as to create an open and fair environment for all.