Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi a lawyer, politician and co-chair person of the Conservative Party visited Pendle on Thursday 17th November 2011. The Baroness visited a number of organisations and spoke with various people to discuss the work that was being done in the community and the issues people were facing due to the economic situation. People also expressed their concerns about the cuts the government was making in the voluntary sector. She interacted with students from various schools to see some of the work they were doing to make the community a safer and better place.
The Baroness also visited MWF (Minhaj Welfare Foundation) offices in Nelson and PCR (Pendle Community Radio). She participated in a live radio interview on how she started in a working class town to having a major role in a political party. The Baroness also discussed how she rose from being a Muslim female from a BME background to the co-chair person of the conservative party.
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson also participated in the live interview. He discussed how the current government wants to empower communities and make them stronger.
The interview was conducted by PCR presenter Shahida Ahmed.
The Baroness is one of the leading women ever in history from an ethnic origin and Pakistani Muslim background to reach this level and for our ladies in Pendle she is great inspiration.
Listen to the Interview of Baroness Warsi & A. Stephenson on PCR: 17 Nov 2011