Hustings event to highlight Sikh Manifesto

A hustings event to engage local politicians with the Sikh community is to be held at the University of Wolverhampton.

The aim of the event is for politicians and parliamentary candidates to highlight their position with regards to 10 key areas of concern to the British Sikh community, as highlighted in the recently produced Sikh Manifesto.  

The Sikh Manifesto is based on nationwide consultations through meetings and networks and has been written with the May 2015 General Election in mind. 

Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar, a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University, was part of a small group of British Sikhs who worked on the 10-point manifesto.

Dr Takhar said: “The Sikh Manifesto 2015-2020 is an attempt to engage the wider Sikh community with mainstream politics at all levels. We have done this by identifying real community issues that will resonate with voters

“We are looking forward to engaging local politicians with the 10 key areas of concerns and hearing their views.”

The event will take place at the University of Wolverhampton’s City Campus Wulfruna on Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 6.30pm–8pm in room MC001. The hustings will start at 6.30pm, refreshments will be available from 6pm.

The event is likely to be attended by Wolverhampton parliamentary candidates from the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, UKIP and the Green parties.
 
The Sikh Manifesto was launched in Parliament on 26 February 2015 and can be accessed via:
http://www.thesikhnetwork.com
 
Although this is a free event, registration is encouraged by following the link below:
https://thesikhmanifesto.eventbrite.co.uk
 
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For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

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