Tuesday, 22 April 2008 13:31
The last few weeks have been as busy as ever. The Easter holidays have provided a good chance to do some campaigning to get Ken Livingstone re elected as Mayor of London. You can find out more details of his campaign by clicking HERE.
I also attended a concert organised by Islamic Relief at Royal Albert Hall to raise money for children in the developing world. The Royal Albert Hall Easter concert is now an annual event organised by this excellent charity. In addition to great music, Ken Livingstone popped by to make a stirring speech on the importance of voting to increase the threshold the BNP would require to win a seat on the Greater London Assembly. You can find out more details about Islamic Relief by visiting their website – click HERE.
I also hosted various tours of the Palace of Westminster for students from Garratt Park School in Earlsfield and Chestnut Grove School in Balham. One of my passions is to make Parliament more accessible and relevant to local residents. I am really proud that so many students from Tooting now visit Parliament and engage with me on their visits about issues which are important to them. These visits are always stimulating and interesting as younger citizens tell it as it is! You can see a photo of Garratt Park students by clicking HERE and of Chestnut Grove Students by clicking HERE. If you would like to come to a tour of the House of Commons then please send me a message by clicking HERE.
I annually attended the Muslim News Awards in Park Lane and am always impressed at the breadth of British Muslim talent which unfortunately is not widely reported in the mainstream media as much as it should be. I am really pleased and proud that, this year, I won the Award for excellence for Citizenship. Modesty prevents me from reproducing the citation but you can see a photo of me receiving the Award from the Chief executive of the Crown Prosecution Service who sponsored this Award by clicking HERE.
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