Jewish News to co-host nine election hustings

Jewish News to co-host nine election hustings

Prospective MPs will have an opportunity to appeal directly to Jewish voters in a series of community hustings across London in the lead-up to polling day.

Mike Freer and Tulip Siddiq will be vying for votes in Golders Green and Hampstead
Mike Freer and Tulip Siddiq will be vying for votes in Golders Green and Hampstead

Jewish News and London Jewish Forum (LJF) will team up to host a record number of events in nine constituencies with the largest Jewish populations in the capital. The hustings will cover issues of specific interest to the community, including faith schools, anti-Semitism and the Middle East, as well as those of national concern such as Brexit, the NHS and the economy.

Adrian Cohen, chairman of the LJF said: “We are delighted that in this election, London Jewish Forum will be co-hosting our largest number of community hustings ever.

“This election will be decisive to the direction of our country and it is only right that the Jewish community hold as many hustings as possible. It is our civic duty to take part in the democratic process.”

Jewish News editor Richard Ferrer said: “These events are a wonderful opportunity to gauge the views of the people hoping to represent them on the most pressing issues and for community members to relay their thoughts and concerns.”

Finchley & Golders Green incumbent Mike Freer and his rivals will take part in a hustings on 23 May at Alyth Synagogue, while candidates for the ultra marginal Ilford North, where there will be a rerun of the 2015 battle won by Wes Streeting over Lee Scott, will have their say at Redbridge Jewish Care on the same evening.

Events will also be held for Hornsey and Wood Green (Muswell Hill Synagogue), Chipping Barnet (Barnet Synagogue), Hampstead & Kilburn (JW3), where Labour’s Tulip Siddiq is seeking re-election, Enfield Southgate, Harrow East, Hendon and Westminster North.]

Full details of all hustings, along with dates and venues, will be in next week’s Jewish News.

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