On Friday 24th April 2015, the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) in conjunction with YouElect held a hustings for all Prospective Parliamentary Candidates in the Leicester South constituency. The parliamentary candidates were invited to share details of their manifesto, their policy aspirations as well as their visions for the City of Leicester.
Abdul Kareem Gheewala, Chairman of the FMO opened the hustings and welcomed the candidates and commented, “it is important that we as the electorate, understand the manifesto and vision put forward by the parliamentary candidates and exercise our right to vote, the Muslim community is committed to the democratic and political process and the General Election on 7th May is an opportunity to determine the policies which shape all our lives over the next five years.”
Suleman Nagdi of the FMO said, “It is incredibly exciting to have so many candidates coming to join us for this important discussion about the future of our City, and our Country. It is the duty of every citizen in the UK to participate in the democratic process, and meetings such as this enable people to cast their votes with a full understanding of what all the parties are offering.”
Our sincere gratitude to Jon Ashworth (Labour), Leon Hadji-Nikolaou (Conservative), Anita Prabhakar (Liberal Democrats) and Andrew Walton (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) for attending the hustings.
On 7th May British voters will participate in one of the most keenly contested General Elections in a generation. Like their fellow citizens, British Muslims – many of whom will be voting for the first time – have the opportunity to make a real difference in their country’s future.
Make your vote count.