Tag Archive for 'Hendon'

Barnet Council party leaders’ hustings – video

Following parliamentary hustings for Hendon and Finchley & Golders Green, the Barnet Muslim Forum organised a question time for the party group leaders on Barnet Council at Hendon Mosque last Tuesday (27 April 2010).

The video is now available online… just in time to give you a chance to review the party positions before going to the polls!

Question Time for Barnet Council Party Leaders at Hendon Mosque – 27 April 2010 from Mustafa Arif on Vimeo.

Participants: Lynn Hillan (Conservative, Leader of the Council), Barry Rawlings (Labour, Deputy Group Loader) and Jack Cohen (Liberal Democrat, Group Leader). Event chaired by Mustafa Arif.

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.