Baroness Warsi appointed UK’s Conservative Party chairperson
London: A prominent Asian Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was on Wednesday appointed as the new chairperson of the ruling Conservative Party in the UK.
Baroness Warsi is a leading campaigner for awareness and stronger legislation on issues like forced marriages, female genital mutilation and the chewing of Khat.
She has been politically involved from her early college days when she was elected as the Vice President of the Students Union at Dewsbury College.
Sayeed was a member of Cameron's shadow Cabinet, a former vice-chairman of the Conservative party and adviser to Michael Howard.
After qualifying as a Solicitor, she worked for John Whitfield, the last conservative Member of Parliament for Dewsbury, at Whitfield Hallam Goodall solicitors and then went on to set up her own specialist practice, George Warsi solicitors in Dewsbury.
Sayeeda has worked overseas on a research project for the Ministry of Law in Pakistan and is currently chair of the Savayra foundation, a women's empowerment charity based in Pakistan.
Other appoints included Eric Pickles (Communities Secretary) and Jeremy Hunt (Culture/Olympics).