Miliband praises young British Bangladeshi Labour hopefuls
by st contributor Wednesday 20th January 2010
UK foreign secretary David Miliband has singled out young British Bangladeshi candidates standing for Labour in the local elections this May including Tulip Siddiq running for Camden who is the daughter of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s younger sister.
Others standing in North-West London include Nadhim Ahmed in Brent and Papya Quereshi for Westminster.
Speaking at a meeting of Bangladeshi voters in Kilburn, North West London. Miliband cited the young Bangladeshi’s as evidence for the strength of the links between the Bangladeshi community and the Labour Party and their shared values of community, solidarity and social justice.”
The foreign secretary also highlighted the strong links between the UK and Bangladesh and praised the role Bangladeshis have played in the Labour Party emphasising the deep historic and cultural ties.