Congratulations to Winsome-Grace Cornish MBE


Operation Black Vote’s (OBV) Winsome - Grace Cornish has been honoured by the State for her services to the Black community. An honour richly deserved. As Editor of the Voice, the newspaper not only witnessed its highest circulation figures ever, she also ensured the paper became the campaigning voice for Black Britons everywhere.

At OBV she took charge of the organisations mentoring schemes that would nurture the talent of the first female Conservative MP from African descent Helen Grant. Recently, she has been at the helm of elevating OBV to the number one Black political and news website in the country.

OBV's Director Simon Woolley stated:

“They don't come better than Winsome - Grace Cornish. She knows everybody in the community, and they greatly respect her. Within the Black community she is a national treasure. Well done Winsome!”

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fully endorse Simon, they

fully endorse Simon, they really don't come any better than Winsome. nuff respect and big-up congrats.


Congratulations Winsome! For those who have not meet here she is truly a special person who has dedicated most of her working life to the progression of the black community

Winsome Cornish

I dont like Royal awards but I have too say that this is wonderful news and I am delighted for Winsome whose hard work and dedication has been an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of working with her. I stand to attention and tip my hat to you Ms Cornish thoroughly well deserved - congratulations.

Winsome MBE

I do not want to pour cold water on your achievements, but what the hell does 'empire' mean for Black people, who have been, and continue to be, victims of the subjugation of colonialism and its heinous legacies? I despair ever time I see someone with integrity and a certain amount of dynamism, grit and dexterity - the true spirit of community development - yield to these facetious accolades. When will you learn? Such gongs and phony enfranchisements are the quickest ways of disabling true community development. Check the record and see, and then tell me - who, having received such trophies in the past, has gone on to do anything even vaguely progressive for Black (African Diaspora) developments; who speaking out and mobilising against the injustices perpetuated by those bestowing trinkets celebrating their 'empire'? It is, in my opinion, the quickest and surest way to silence dissent and progressive mobilisation for the collective good. It is a boost to the ego, certainly, and, no doubt, a source of great pride for those collecting it who can persuade themselves that perhaps - for this purpose at least - 'empire' isn't such a bad thing. After all, it's just a word, isn't it?


Am so proud of you aunty, you r a genuinely nice and hard working person.

Greatly justified and deserved

So proud of this immensely warm and kind-hearted lady. As beautiful on the inside as she is on the out - wish you all the very best for the future.
Thank you so much for all you and the rest of the tireless team at OBV have done for me. A fitting badge for the great work.

Fab news for a fab lady!

One of the most genuine, warm and honest people I've worked with. You truly deserve this Winsome!!

Huge thank you

I’ve been smiling from ear to ear since Saturday when the Honours list was published; enjoying and being very grateful for all the ‘well done’ emails, texts and phone call messages I’ve received. But I also appreciate Regine’s comments because I know ‘Empire’ feelings run deep in our community and I don't disagree with opinions which do not see a cause for celebration.
But to be honest it feels really good to be so copiously complimented and there's not even a coffin in sight!!
A huge thank you to everyone, your messages are warmly appreciated.


Well done Winsome,

glad to see that your hard work and contributions behind the scene have been recognised and accordingly rewarded. Big hug.


Many congratulations Winsome. This is a well-deserved recognition of your talents and commitment.

Well done

Such an honour could not go to a more deserving Lady. Well done Winsome!!!

Well deserved

Congratulations Winsome. You greatly deserve this honour and are a credit to Britain's black community. God bless

Many Congratulations!

Congratulations Winsome, A truly deserved reward for such a dedicated person. Having had the pleasure of working with you, I can only wish you and OBV more success in the future.

Congratulations Winsome!

Winsome, Congratulations on the honour. Great news!


Fantastic news, well done!

Well deserved

Well now, what an honour and many congratulations. Although I've not seen you for many years I'm aware of what you have been doing. Stay well

Congratulations Winsome!

What an honour! I am so proud of you. You have always impressed me with your brilliant mind and your ability to get things done working hard without wanting to be in the spotlight. You are a true champion and i love and respect you very much.