The Sikh Manifesto – 2015


Sikhs are a valued part of our community both here in the West Midlands and nationally.

It is really important that the voices of Sikhs are heard, so I welcome the publication of the Sikh Manifesto which rightly highlights the enduring historical bonds between Sikhs and the UK – as well as key present and future issues. These range from better recognition of Sikhs in public life here in the UK, to the ongoing quest for answers around the appalling events which took place in 1984.

I therefore also endorse the welcome which Labour Leader, Ed Miliband has given to the launch of the manifesto, and I look forward to continuing to work with the Sikh community in the years to come.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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