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Working for a strong equalities framework

Equalities campaigner Meral Hussein Ece, the first female Turkish councillor in Britain, expressed joy after being appointed to the board of the Equalities Commission.

A race advisor to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, Ece has her hands full having been handed special responsibility for race, gender and religion on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Speaking to OBV Blog, Ece said: “I’m really happy to be appointed. It’s a great opportunity and challenge. It’s important to put party politics aside and work to have a strong, healthy organisation.

“We need a strong regulatory body, to work towards a society that is equal and fair.”

Ece joins Operation Black Vote director Simon Woolley as new EHRC Commissioners.

Ece, who was awarded an OBE earlier this year, is chair the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, and was a member of the Government’s Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Women’s Councillors Taskforce.

She has served as a councillor for 15 years and was a frontbench ‘cabinet’ member for health and social care in Islington council.

LH

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  1. Well done meral

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