Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards

News publication Asian Voice hosted their ninth annual  Political & Public Life Awards on Thursday night in Westminster.

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A special night in Westminster kicked off with our very own William Hague MP winning the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 53 year old Leader of the House of Commons was humbled to receive the prestigious award, and said that he hopes to continue contributing to political life for years to come.

The Member’s Dining Room in the House of Commons teemed with distinguished guests from many different walks of public and political life, and it continued to bustle with conversation long after all winners had received their awards.

Winners included a Member of the Romanian Parliament, Valeriu Zgonea (European Understanding Award); one of the most widely read newspapers by the Asian community, the London Evening Standard (Newspaper of the Year); a family run business, Madhu’s Sheraton Heathrow (Restaurant of the Year); and a member of the Emmerdale cast, Bhasker Patel (Actor of the Year).

It was a delightful evening and CF India was proud to celebrate the achievements of our Conservative winners and other well-deserving award recipients.

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Conservative Asian Voice Political & Public Life Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Politics:

Rt Hon William Hague MP, Leader of the House of Commons

Cabinet Minister of the Year:

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education

Conservative Backbencher of the Year:

Zac Goldsmith MP

Campaign of the 2010-2015 Parliament:

Michael Ellis MP

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CF India Spring Reception

Conservative Friends of India’s Spring Reception on Wednesday was a celebration of the ever strengthening relations between India and the UK.

In the elegance and grandeur of the Indian High Commission, the approximately 100 guests were privy to short addresses by HE Indian High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai, Baroness Verma,  Indian Diaspora Champion and the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Priti Patel MP (Witham),  Shailesh Vara MP (North West Cambridgeshire),  Angie Bray MP (Ealing Central & Acton) and, of course, CF India Chairmen Alok Sharma MP (Reading West) and Mr Ranjit Baxi.

“Fantastic #springreception,” tweeted Party Parliamentary Candidate for Wolverhapton South East, Suria Photay.

“Great to see so many friends,” said the Candidate for Feltham and Heston, Simon Nayyar.

“Delighted to attend,” cheered Candidate Amandeep Singh Bhogal.

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