Resham Kotecha

CPF Champion for the BAME community

Resham is a strategy consultant, working in the media, telecoms and broadcasting industries.

Resham has been active in the Conservative Party for the past five years. She stood as a candidate in the 2015 General Election, and was the party’s youngest BME candidate (Dulwich & West Norwood) and the youngest mainstream candidate in London. She was a candidate for a target seat in the 2017 general election (Coventry North West), achieving the party’s highest vote share since 1979.

Resham currently serves as the Head of Engagement for Women2Win (an organisation co-founded by the Prime Minister to get more women elected to Parliament) and speaks at schools and universities as part of her outreach role to try and encourage young people to get involved in politics and stand for parliament. She is the Conservative Party Chairman for the NW London Area and sits on the London Board.

Resham is the president of the Young Women’s India Association, a charity working to empower women and educate children in the UK and India. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University and has been recognised as one of 100 Global Emerging Catalysts by Rhize (funded by the Gates Foundation) for political work in trying to achieve a more representative Parliament.