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Isabelle Parasram and Matthew Clark among Lib Dems in New Year’s Honours list

Congratulations to the fellow Liberal Democrats spotted so far in the New Year’s Honours List. Although I have misgivings about some political honours that get dished out (no, being paid to be a minster and sitting behind a desk for years doing a mediocre job does not deserve special recognition), there are many people who do amazing things who are deserving of recognition.

So congratulations to the following Liberal Democrats, and do let me know of any omissions.

Former Liberal Democrat Vice President, Isabelle Parasram:

Reacting to the news, Ed Davey said:

We are absolutely delighted to hear that Isabelle has received this award, which is richly deserved for her distinguished and tireless service within politics and indeed beyond.

Her enduring legacy within the Liberal Democrats is reflected in her work on democratic engagement, diversity and social justice, which is greatly respected by the party and something we continue to aspire towards.

Matthew Clark, former councillor and long time staffer:

Jo Conchie, former Liberal Democrat Community Champion:

Alun Jenkins, a councillor for half a century:

Izzy Knowles, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate and former police officer:

Jane Roberts, councillor and founder of the Ross-on-Wye Community Development Trust:

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One response to “Isabelle Parasram and Matthew Clark among Lib Dems in New Year’s Honours list”

  1. Very pleased to see that Matthew Clark has been awarded an MBE, I never saw him again after he left Southampton. Hoped I would have bumped into him at conference.
    He was the driving force in getting me elected to Southampton City Council in 1994 and beating the then Labour Council leader. I remember he said to me that we would deliver the whole ward in a day, I thought no it canโ€™t be done, but it was. He and his young team of students took the City by storm by winning our first seats on Southampton City Council in the early 1990โ€™s.
    Unfortunately things have changed since those days, but we are still fighting and I am still walking the streets with Focus. I still sometimes look at them and think they not like Matthews. I wish him all the best for the future and hopefully will get the chance to meet with him again.

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