Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Council of Faiths question for Mayoral candidates

This evening, the Bishop of Leicester (Patron of Leicester Council of Faiths) hosted an event in St Peter's Church, Highfields, at which three of those hopeful to be Leicester's first elected Mayor faced questions from members of the public. Forty people attended the debate with Ross Grant (Conservative), Gary Hunt (Liberal Democrat) and Sir Peter Soulsby (Labour).

Our Chair, Councillor Manjula Sood, attended and was able to ask a question: "This year is the 25th anniversary of Leicester Council of Faiths. The peaceful coexistence of our diverse communities has helped give our city a positive reputation all over the world. What would each of the candidates do as Mayor to help safeguard, promote and celebrate the contributions of these communities to the life and image of Leicester?"

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