Labour Party politicians, Shadow Cabinet Members, Members of Parliament, Councillors, parliamentary candidates and supporters came together for to celebrate Eid ul Adha at Labour Party Head Quarters.
Hundreds of guests gathered at the annual event, hosted by the first MP of Islamic faith to be elected in London and the first Asian or Muslim to attend cabinet, Sadiq Khan MP, the Shadow Justice Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Shadow Minister for London.
The event was opened with prayers from Imam Nadeem, from the Sunni Muslim Association based in Tooting.
Speeches were given by Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman MP, General Secretary of the Labour Party Iain McNicol, Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra, Chair of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Labour, Kamaljeet Jandu and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ealing Central and Action, Rupa Huq.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“The Muslim community makes an enormous contribution to British society, in every area of life, in businesses, charities and public service. That is why it is so important to the Labour Party to celebrate this contribution, especially during Eid.
“As a party, we have more MPs of Islamic faith than either the Conservatives or Lib Dems put together, and we are soon to have a lot more, with our fantastic Parliamentary Candidates like Tulip Siddiq, Rupa Huq, Azhar Ali who are standing for election next year. We also have more women MPs and ethnic minority MPs than ever before but we need to do even better.
“It was great to welcome so many friends and supporters of the Labour Party, Muslim and non-Muslim, to Labour Party Head Quarters to celebrate Eid ul Adha together. Eid Mubarrak.”