Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi a lawyer, politician and co-chairperson of the Conservative Party visited Pendle on Thursday 17th November 2011. The Baroness visited a number of organisations and spoke with various people to discuss the work that was being done in the community and the issues people were facing due to the economic situation. People also expressed their concerns about the cuts the government was making in the voluntary sector. She interacted with students from various schools to see some of the work they were doing to make the community a safer and better place.
She participated in a live radio interview on how she started in a working class town to having a major role in a political party. The Baroness also discussed how she rose from being a Muslim female from a BME background to the co-chairperson of the conservative party.
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson also participated in the live interview. He discussed how the current government wants to empower communities and make them stronger.
The interview was conducted by PCR presenter Shahida Ahmed.
The Baroness is one of the leading women in history from an ethnic origin and Pakistani Muslim background to reach this level and for all females in Pendle she is of great inspiration.