Nabeela Rana has left Wycombe Independents to join the Conservative Group at Buckinghamshire Council.

The experienced councillor, who was elected to represent Ryemead & Micklefield in May 2021, said she was excited about joining the Tories.

She said: “I believe that the Conservative Party shares my values of fiscal responsibility, strong leadership, and a commitment to improving our local communities.

“I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to deliver positive change for the residents of Wycombe.”

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Councillor Rana, who was born and raised in High Wycombe, has worked as a volunteer in the area for the last 20 years.

She told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that she was the only female Pakistani councillor in the community and wanted to support other Asian women, especially those who are vulnerable.

Councillor Rana’s decision to join the Conservatives comes after discussions with local party members and leaders and is part of the Tories’ local expansion drive.

Dr Richard Peters, Chairman of the Wycombe Conservative Association, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Councillor Nabeela Rana to our party.

“Her experience and commitment to our community will be a tremendous asset to our group as we continue to work towards building a brighter future for Wycombe and Buckinghamshire as a whole.”