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Statement to voters
Kishan is the son of Ugandan Asian refugees who arrived in the UK in the 1970s. As the son of refugees being born and brought up in the UK, he knows success requires hard work and is most often built on the support of family, friends and community. Despite his humble beginnings and growing up in a single-parent household, Kishan has gone on to gain valuable experience in numerous industries. Kishan currently serves as the Chief Advisor to the World Youth Organisation as well an ambassador for the Religious Education Council of England and Wales. As a law graduate and former teacher, Kishan is passionate about education and social justice. Kishan has also been a Director of a Special Educational Needs School.
With family in rural areas he is all too aware that rural communities are often neglected by the central government, particularly when it comes to the allocation of public services. With his passion for ensuring all children deserve the highest quality of education, Kishan is extremely concerned about recent Estyn Reports sighting significant educational deficiencies in Powys. Despite education being a devolved competency, as a member of Parliament Kishan would seek to be a powerful voice for ensuring rural communities do not suffer from a secondary tier of education or public services in general, campaigning for more investment in rural communities.
A former senior Conservative, Kishan joined the Liberal Democrats in 2017 after the EU referendum and becoming dissatisfied and concerned with the Conservative’s lurch to further to the right. Drawing on his experience as an international business consultant, he now sits as the Treasure’s Envoy to the Liberal Democrats and the Vice-Chair of the Liberal Democrats in Business grouping. Throughout his career Kishan has tirelessly spoken out against racism and discrimination and has been a key player in improving social cohesion in various communities throughout the UK.
An enthusiastic and determined candidate Kishan comes to the campaign with an energised team ready to deliver an ambitious and positive campaign to win back Montgomeryshire. He is 100% committed to delivering a long-term strategy for the development of the Constituency including improving public services, building on the investment potential in the Constituency and on putting Montgomeryshire on the map.
This statement was added by Kishan Devani, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Kishan Devani may be appearing.
(Past event) Saturday 23 November 2019 15:00–16:30: Climate & nature Hustings / Hystingau hinsawdd a natur, Machynlleth Town Council SY20 8ER.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Montgomeryshire
- 2018: The Hillingdon local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the West Ruislip
- 2016: The 2016 London Assembly Election (Additional), as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the London Assembly
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Leicester East
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