As we continue to implement the recommendations from Helena Morrissey, I am delighted to present the Members’ Code of Conduct which applies to all members of the party. The Members’ Code of Conduct sets out members’ rights and responsibilities. Its aim is to remind members of their rights under the constitution and also their responsibilities to each other. The Members’ Code of Conduct reflects the ambitions of the constitutional preamble and incorporates the change in the standing orders to take into account Morrissey recommendation 1.
Together we can challenge those who act against our values and the spirit of the code and support those who are role models. Together we can ensure the best in ourselves to be the party we want to be.
Chair of the English Party
We have a problem in the West Midlands. Crime is falling, but people feel less safe than ever. We need faster police response times. We need better crime prevention, and we need reassurance.
It was in 2003 that I came face to face with the true impact of crime.
I heard a loud bang and rushed out of my house. Not fifty yards away, a man had collapsed, bleeding from gunshot wounds. The gunmen were still around, but, as I had some first aid training, I knew what I had to do.
I have nothing but praise for the emergency services that day — ambulance, police, and the NHS. I just kept him alive — it was they who saved his life.
Some people call me a hero, but I just did what anyone would do: responded to the need.
I grew up in Birmingham, and I’ve lived here all my life. I’ve dedicated myself to serving West Midlands people. My kids go to local schools. I know this place and I am proud of it. I’m not a career politician, though I have been an elected councillor and I’ve served on the Police Authority. I’m also a practising Barrister.
The police are there every day serving and protecting us. They respond to every need, in good weather or bad, when it’s dangerous, when people don’t want to help.
Elect me, and I will work tirelessly with them, for you. I’ll be there to tell the police when I think they’re wrong, and I’ll be listening when they tell me otherwise.
Together, we can make policing in the West Midlands better for you, your family, your friends and your community.
Prepared by M. Yaseen, election agent, Liberal Democrats, 23 Willes Road, Birmingham, B18 4PZ.
Khan, who administered first aid to a gun-shot victim fifty yards from his house in 2002, was called to the bar in 2005. He was a Birmingham City Councillor 2003-2012, and stood against Clare Short for Ladywood constituency in 2005, and also in 2010. He holds a degree in chemistry and a masters in engineering from the University of Birmingham, in addition to his law degree from Birmingham City University. He is married and has six children, including twin boys. All attend local schools.
Phil Bennion was co-opted as Vice Chair, Rural, on 14 June 2014, to serve until the end of the year. Phil joins a Vice Chair’s team of Jonathan Webber (Strategy) and Cllr Paul Tilsley, CBE, as Vice Chair (Urban).