Sikh Welfare Society Gala

Sikh Welfare Society Gala

I enjoyed a very warm welcome from so many friends and acquaintances at the annual Sikh Welfare Society Gala dinner, celebrating the philanthropy of many Sikh-run businesses across Ilford and Redbridge. The inspiring work of the Welfare Society, both in Ilford and...
Christian Aid Tackle The Climate Crisis

Christian Aid Tackle The Climate Crisis

It was great to meet former Archbishop John Sentamu from Christian Aid to discuss the climate crisis and its impacts during Climate Action Week. At a time when global poverty is on the rise, we as a country must do more, starting with renewing Britain’s 0.7%...
Salvation Army Ilford

Salvation Army Ilford

Earlier today I met with Ministers and staff – Panna and Abigail, who do such inspirational work- at The Salvation Army in Ilford. We had a long and often heartbreaking conversation about the plight of refugees and many with no recourse to public funds, living...
Eid at Bhairab Bangladeshi

Eid at Bhairab Bangladeshi

I had the pleasure of celebrating Eid at the Bhairab Bangladeshi community, at a huge event in Chadwell Heath part of Ilford South. I gave a speech to members of the Italian and Spanish Bengali community who now reside in the UK, presented awards to talented...
Muslim Community of Essex Iftar

Muslim Community of Essex Iftar

It was a pleasure to join worshippers at the Muslim Community of Essex, in Newbury Park, to break fast. We discussed politics, and the struggle against injustice. MCE is one of our most multicultural Masjids, with folk from across the Middle East, Africa, and South...