|Preceded by Nick Stanton|
Name Anood Al-Samerai
Preceded by Paul Baichoo
|Deputy Paul Noblet (2010–2014) Adele Morris (2014–)|
Political party Liberal Democrats
Anood Al-Samerai is a British Southwark based councillor for British political party, the Liberal Democrats and leader of Southwark's Liberal Democrat Group.
Born in Southwark, London to an Iraqi father and an English mother. Al-Samerai had lived in Kuwait prior to reaching the age of ten with both her parents until she later moved to London due to the occurrence of the first Gulf war.
From 2004, Al-Samerai managed the Liberal Democrats MP Simon Hughes office, with previous experience working within the British public sector including work for Guy's Hospital, as well as working abroad in orphanages both in Bosnia and Bulgaria. She has also served as councillor in Southwark since 2007. She was the Lib Dem Candidate for Ilford South in the 2010 General Election, finishing 3rd with 8,679 votes (17.0% of the total).
In May 2010 she was elected Lib Dem group leader after the 2010 election, with Paul Noblet as her Deputy. She continued in that role after 2014 election.