Barrister Isabelle Parasram has been elected by the Federal Board as the party's first Vice President.
I was delighted by this result because I voted for her and encouraged others to do so as I had been really impressed by her clear vision for the role. She talked a lot of sense about how to change the party's culture. I've seen that her previous work, the report into dealing with complaints of sexual impropriety, has been thorough, clear and fair.
In an email to members, Miranda Roberts, Chair of the Federal People Development Committee, welcomed Isabelle's appointment.
"At our Spring Conference over the weekend, Party President Sal Brinton announced that Isabelle Parasram has been elected as our new Vice President BaME.
This position has been created to encourage more BaME representation and participation across the party.
I am delighted that Isabelle is taking on this new role. Her election is an exciting and important step towards building a more inclusive and diverse party.
As well as being a top class barrister professionally, Isabelle has been incredibly active within the party. As a former PPC, local party exec member, spokesperson on Brexit in the West Midlands and Vice Chair of London Region, she has a wide range of experience to draw from."