Sylbourne Sydial, Lobbyist, Journalist, Lawyer, Speaker & Politician
Sylbourne Sydial, was born and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and migrated to the UK in 1992. Sylbourne, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, and is a Children and Family lawyer by profession.
Since his arrival to the UK in 1992, Sylbourne has been a proactive participant and an effective voice within the Jamaican community. Through concern and dedication for the welfare of the people in Jamaica, Sylbourne, founded Facilitators for a Better Jamaica (FFBJ) in 2003.
FFBJ is a non-profit, independent think tank & lobbyist group that specialises in being an effective voice for Jamaica and Jamaicans’ interest in the United Kingdom and internationally, whereby bridging the gap and creating a strategic partnership with Jamaicans overseas and at home.
FFBJ acts as an intermediary through facilitating forums and networking events where participants are given the opportunity to air their concerns, and interests, which are then relayed to the appropriate channels. FFBJ initiates both formal and informal dialogues with various professional leaders in the UK and Internationally in order to introduce and support particular needs and interests of Jamaica.
Sylbourne’s interests in various community groups and organizations in South London have since prompted his interest in British Politics. He desires to become the first Jamaican born British MP.
As notable figure within the UK political community, Sylbourne recently stood as a Local Government candidate for the Conservative party in 2010 General and Local Government Elections for the Catford South, Lewisham communities.
Driven by dedication, he seeks to highlight and find solutions to the cause of deprived and marginalised communities, as well as, promote a greater understanding and influence in the British political system.
As a member of the Conservative political party, Sylbourne has stated, “Community involvement and political participation are crucial to ensuring that all spheres of society have a voice, and most importantly to those who are marginalized.” He also emphasizes the importance of political participation and electoral turnout is a vital key point for the sustainability of Britain and also to strengthen communities.
Sylbourne strongly believes that, the people’s willingness to participate in politics will be the driving force that determines the stability and continuity Britain.
Sylbourne’s political participation consists of:
v Conservative paid party member of Dulwich and West Norwood Constituency and Lewisham East Constituency.
v Chairman of the Whitefoot Ward branch in East Lewisham Constituency
v Member of the prestigious Society of Conservative Lawyers
v Member of the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council.
v Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
v Whitefoot Ward Coordinator, Boris 2012 Mayoral Campaign
v Alumni of Operation Black Vote (OBV) MP shadowing scheme (class of 2007)
Sylbourne was selected to shadow Peter Bottomley, MP & Dominic Grieve MP, who is now serving the role of Attorney General. Mr. Grieve, praised Sylboune by commenting, “Sydial has a long track record of working within the Jamaican community and in promoting integration and involvement.”
Recognized as being one of UK’s “Black 100+ Achievers”.Sylbourne has established a reputation as being an inspiring motivational speaker, engaging the audience with an entertaining but challenging message. His passion for youth involvement in the decision-making process, has lead him to launch “Politics and You.” A youth initiative that aims to foster young people to become more involved in the political processes, he has taken this message to universities, such as Goldsmiths and South Bank University, in order to educate and empower young leaders to be actively involved in the political process, to foster change within the political landscape of UK, by educating and empowering them as the leaders of tomorrow.
Although Sylbourne has taken some heat for his dedication to the Conservative party, he is not blinded to the disparities that plague the black community. He is forever seeking ways, in which he can bring forth the concerns of society and the obligations of the government to assist with the issues that plague those who live in poverished areas to become efficient members within their communities.
Sylbourne is now developing his next phase which is his books as well as his drive to motivate and inspire and looking forward to launching of his first book in developing dreams and motivating persons to take it to the next level.
Sylbourne’s favourite saying is “Don’t just go with the flow or else you will be in someone else’s stream, instead create your own rivers.”
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