The multicultural society of the UK maintains a vibrant and dynamic social, cultural and political life which is arguably a model for the rest of the world.
Owing to the century old tradition of participation in the political process in the UK, Women and Men equally participate in political and public life in a number of ways, from holding office as political representatives, to exercising citizenship rights such as voting, and to playing an active role in community and voluntary organisations.
While those holding political office and occupying leadership positions at different levels of government are most visible in decision-making processes, people in senior and management positions across a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations also exercise power and influence in shaping society.
The Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards represent our modest effort to honour a number of outstanding individuals from different communities, walks of life and diverse political persuasions who serve society in their own special way, and who contribute significantly, in whatever they do, towards making a better world today and for the future. These awards are given annually to individuals who have made a special impact in the preceding 12 months, ranging from INTERNATIONAL POLITICIANS to INDIVIDUALS who have made a big difference in their LOCAL COMMUNITIES. It is the Ninth year the awards have been presented and as in previous years, the competition for awards is extremely strong.
The awards for achievements made in 2014 will be handed out at a prestigious ceremony in the Members Dining Room of the House of Commons on 26th February 2015, amidst a select group of 250 people, including high profile politicians across all political parties, business men and community leaders.
The nominees for this year are:
Cabinet Minister of the Year
Shadow Cabinet Minister of the Year
Conservative Backbencher of the Year
Labour Backbencher of the Year
Liberal Democrat Backbencher of the Year London Politician of the year London Councillor of the Year
Female Entertainer of the Year
Male Entertainer of the Year
Humanitarian Campaigner of the Year
Community Service Achievement
Professional of the Year
Business Person of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Journalist of the Year
Lawyer of the Year
Car of the Year
Newspaper of the Year
Restaurant of the Year
School of the Year
Please send your nominations for Political and Public Life Awards to: [email protected]