Thursday, 30 May 2024

National Council

The ruling body of the National Liberal Party is the National Council composed of four members.

Glen Maney

A professional comedian, film maker and scriptwriter based in Scotland. A one-time Liberal Democrat member and activist he defected to the NLP over Nick Clegg’s treachery over student fees. He is the party’s National Secretary and lead member of its Policy Committee. He says he found his political home in the National Liberals who combined his liberal beliefs in individual liberty and social justice, with love of country

He says he is determined to help other disaffected and patriotic Liberals also find a safe haven in the party. He is particularly interested in the UK obtaining a referendum on EU membership, renewable energy and the minimum wage.

Jagdeesh Singh

A legal advisor, born in the UK, of Panjaabi-Sikh background and social-cultural upbringing. One of the founders of the Nations with States pressure group and Chairman of the 1984 Genocide Coalition. He has an idealistic and ethical approach to human life and world-affairs. He draws this principally from the inspiring, activistic Sikh philosophy and history coupled with wider global idealism and histories of struggle for justice. He has been involved in justice campaigns since the age of 13-years, in 1984 – the year when he was gripped by the horrifying genocide against the Sikh people in the Indian state. He believes in global good and justice, through local action. He has been directly involved in frontline activism on a range of justice issues, including Panjaab, honour killings, animal rights, environmental protection, welfare of nature, global self-determination of nations, empowerment of small, grassroots communities and nations and the dismantling of super-states and super-structures.

Graham Williamson

A PR consultant and legal advisor based in London. He co-authored a seminal booklet entitled ‘Progressive Nationalism’ before helping found the NLP. He is presently editor of the party’s ideological magazine New Horizon and Chairman of the pressure group Nations without States. He is a director of the human rights group ACT NOW: Stop human rights abuses in Sri Lanka and Chairman of a community campaigning body known as the Adamsgate Action Group in his local area. His main political interests are self-determination, liberal trade unionism and support for Swiss-style referendums and initiatives

Upkar Singh Rai

An IT Manager working in the City of London and for 30 years as human rights activist and now with the Sikh liberal campaigning group Kesri Lehar (Wave of Justice). Has served many times as an Executive trustee for one of the top five Sikh Gurdwaras in Britain “Singh Sabha London East”. Member of the Sikh Council UK and British Sikh Council UK (a charity supporting the impoverished victims of the 1984 Genocide in India) and a Vice President of United Khalsa Sports Academy (a charity supporting multisport events and sponsoring youth to the 2016 Olympics). Member of Khalsa International Welfare Society (supporting restoration of Sikh Heritage sites in Pakistan and running free medical camps) in Pakistan and India. Runs youth workshops, lectures, summer/winter camps promoting healthy living, spirituality, awareness of heritage and social issues effecting British Youth on their journey through life. Encouraging youth into community service. Active in supporting local community issues.

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