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Jewish News to host London mayoral hustings

Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, Luisa Porritt and Sian Berry will face-off at communal event next month

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Luisa Porritt and Shaun Bailey
Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Luisa Porritt and Shaun Bailey

City Hall hopefuls will line up to be quizzed by Jewish Londoners
at an exclusive virtual hustings supported by Jewish News next month.

Labour’s Sadiq Khan, who has held the office for the past five years, will go head to head with the Conservatives’ Shaun Bailey, the Lib Dems’ Luisa Porritt and the Green’s Sian Berry at the online event, three weeks before the election that was postponed last year amid the pandemic. 

They will answer questions on issues of specific interest to the community as well as of general relevance to the capital – from Covid recovery to antisemitism and public transport to  the economy. 

The 19 April event and a series of other local hustings are being organised by the London Jewish Forum (LJF), the Board of Deputies (BOD) and the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), with Jewish News as media partner. It will be streamed on Facebook from 7.30pm.

In a joint statement, LJF co-chairs Adrian Cohen and Andrew Gilbert, BOD president Marie van der Zyl and the JLC’s Jonathan Goldstein said: “We are delighted to be continuing our tradition of hosting Jewish community hustings for the mayoral election
in London.

“We encourage members of the community to submit their questions to the candidates by scanning the QR code [see page 7], and very much hope you can join us for what will be an insightful evening.”

A series of hustings for the London Assembly and Hertfordshire County Council elections are also being organised. 

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