Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Parliamentary Hustings at Hendon Mosque – video

Last Thursday, on behalf of the Barnet Muslim Forum, I organised a parliamentary election hustings at Hendon mosque for the Hendon constituency. Present were the candidates from the three main parties: Andrew Dismore MP (Labour), Matthew Offord (Conservative) and Matthew Harris (Lib Dem).

No major gaffe’s from any of them, that I recall…. but a number of “interesting” answers that I wasn’t expecting. A couple of Labour party members present afterwards accused me of being a biased chair, against their candidate. That view was not shared by others present (including other Labour party members) but I apologise if this was the case: it certainly was not my intention to be partial, though in hindsight the seats could have been better spaced out! Anyway, judge for yourself.

Parliamentary hustings at Hendon Mosque – 1 April 2010 on Vimeo.

Update 04 May 2010: If you are browsing from an iPhone or another device that doesn’t have Flash you can view it in HTML5 at the Daily Motion (ad-supported).

The next events in this series are:

  • Wed 7 April 2010: Finchley & Golders Green parliamentary hustings at North Finchley Mosque, 8pm – to be photographed by the Official Artist for the 2010 General Election
  • Tue 1327 April 2010: Barnet Council hustings at Hendon Mosque, 8.30pm – featuring the local party leaders.

Return to blogging

Hello readers!

Apologies for not having posted on my web log since last September. I’ve spent this evening working on installing the latest WordPress updates to the site, as well as a few new plugins, and expect to resume blogging imminently.

Surprisingly, it’s actually been Twitter which has re-ignited my interest in blogging. Whilst short 140 character soundbites are so much easier to put out, it does somewhat prompt a certain desire to write more considered posts.