Hustings and Politics in the City

City Sikhs is an apolitical organisation that aims to work with all political parties to help create positive change within society and develop the next generation of political leadership amongst Sikh, Asian and other faith communities. One of our flagship events includes annual political hustings in London.

Jasvir Singh OBE

Family Law Barrister, Chair for event

Politics in the City 2018

The City Sikhs and City Hindus Network were delighted to organise ‘Politics in the City 2018’ an annual panel debate which follows in the footsteps of the successful ‘Hustings in the City’ events featuring senior politicians from the main political parties.

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The City Hindus Network is a not-for-profit organisation promoting networking, personal development and charity amongst Hindu professionals in London.

City Sikh is the largest network of Sikh professionals in Britain with members from the second, third and fourth generation British Sikh community.

Speakers at “Recipes for Success” at Parliament

Neel Patani

Structured Products,

Nomura, Chair for event

Seema Malhotra

Labour MP for Member for Feltham and Heston

Oliver Dowden CBE

Conservative MP for Hertsmere

The Rt Hon. the Lord Dholakia OBE DL

Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

Alpesh Patel

Dealmaker for Department for International Trade

Neel Patani

Structured Products, Nomura, Chair for event

“Hustings in the City” at the Chartered Insurance Institute May 2017

Hustings in the City 2017 took place at the prestigious Chartered Insurance Institute in London in collaboration with City Hindus Network. This was the largest General Election Hustings in London attended by 150+ professionals.

Speakers at Hustings in the City 2017 at the Chartered Insurance Institute

Rt Hon Stephen Timms

MP fo East Ham

Labour Party

Shailesh Vara

MP for North West Cambridgeshire

Conservative Party

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Northover

Lords Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Liberal Democrats

Rachel Collinson

Business Spokesperson

Green Party

David Kurten

Spokesperson for Education

UKIP

Jasvir Singh OBE

Family Law Barrister, Chair for event

“Hustings in the City” at the Chartered Insurance Institute April 2015

Mayoral Hustings in the City 2015 took place at the prestigious Chartered Insurance Institute in London in collaboration with City Hindus Network. This was the largest General Election Hustings in London attended by 200+ professionals.

Speakers at Hustings in the City 2015 at the Chartered Insurance Institute

Sadiq Khan MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Labour Party

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative Party

Rt Hon Tom Brake MP

Parliamentary Secretary and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

Liberal Democrats

Benali Hamdache

Equalities Spokesperson

Green Party

Peter Whittle

Culture Spokesperson

UKIP

Jasvir Singh OBE

Family Law Barrister, Chair for event

“British Asians in Politics” at the House of Commons November 2013

Asians in Politics provided an opportunity to hear leading politicians share their views about their career followed by a Q&A session. The event explored politics as a career and advice from politicians who have broken through to the corridors of power. You can see a full set of pictures here

Speakers at British Asians in Politics at the House of Commons

Richard Harrington MP

MP for Watford

Conservative Party

Rajveen Takhar

Civil Servant at UK MInistry of Justice

Sadiq Khan MP

MP for Tooting

Labour Party

Cllr Kamaljit Chana

Councillor for Harrow

Conservative Party

Jasvir Singh OBE

Family Law Barrister, Chair for event

“Mayoral Hustings in the City” at Deloitte April 2012

“Mayoral Hustings in the City” was co-hosted by Deloitte’s Multicultural and Deloitte’s Hindu Networks; and the City Sikhs Network in anticipation of the forthcoming Mayoral elections. An opportunity to explore the policies of the various candidates and for the audience to ask questions directly to the candidates, one of whom could be in control of the £3.2 billion annual budget of the Greater London Authority in May 2012. Topics of discussion included policing, transport, the London riots, the congestion charge, technology and the Olympics amongst many others. Link to pictures is available here.

Speakers at Mayoral Hustings in the City 2012 at Deloitte

James Cleverly

Leader of the Conservative Party in the London Assembly

Conservative Party representing Boris Johnson

Valerie Shawcross CBE

Member of the London Assembly for Lambeth and Southwark

Labour Party representing Ken Livingstone

Brian Paddick

Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate

Natalie Bennett

Green Party representing Jenny Jones

Lawrence Webb

UKIP Mayoral Candidate

Siobhan Benita

Independent Mayoral Candidate