Afzal Munna the Lecturer and Programme Coordinator, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a Doctoral Researcher at University of Bath have been elected to the Executive Board of the Newham Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrat Party as the Vice Chair.
This makes Afzal the only Bangladeshi Born to currently sit as a Vice Chair on the local party in the UK. Afzal expressed his huge gratitude to Liberal Democrat members & his supporters; he conveyed his deep sense of humility for being entrusted with such an honour and privilege to be able to serve the Liberal Democrats & the community.
The executive board is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats. The board is the decision-making committee and governing body of the local party with an accurately defined role, responsibilities, objectives, administration and purpose defined in the party rules or constitution and a specific number of members elected through a democratic election according to the party election rules that reflect the various political structures within the party and ensure representation from each structure. It is chaired by the party Chair and includes members of the party-at-large elected every year in an all-member ballot. As a newly elected Vice Chair Afzal would be responsible for, co-ordinating and overseeing the implementation of the Party’s strategy and the work of the executive board in line and in liaison with the chair.