The 4 candidates with Turkish/Turkish Cypriot/ Kurdish background, who have been selected by the 3 main parties to contest the General Election in May have all been invited to take part in this ‘Question Time’ type event. The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates will speak on the policies of their parties, and answer questions from the floor. This historic event will be chaired by the T-VINE columnist Mr. Ertanch Hidayettin, and it will be conductd in English. One important aim of the event will be to present young people with positive role models, and encourage them to take full part in the British political life. Education, housing, crime, representations of young people in politics and disengagement of young people are subjects expected to feature highly among topics to be discussed. An important initiative from T-VINE Magazine
Date of the event: Wednesday, 29th April 2015
Time: 7.00 – 9.30 p.m.
Venue: Turkish Cypriot Community Association
Address: 628 – 630 Green Lanes, London N8 0SD
Entry is free, and no previous booking is needed.
The candidates taking part in the meeting:
• Gönül Daniels (Conservative - Edmonton)
• İbrahim Mehmet (Labour - Old Bexley and Sidcup)
• Turhan Özen (Liberal Demokrat - Tottenham adayı)
• Isabel Sigmac (Conservative - Birmingham Ladywood)
Ertanç Hidayettin said, “This event not only allows us to question candidates standing in areas where there are high levels of Turkish speakers, but also to demonstrate that our community is actively in engaged in UK politics, both as voters and as activists. These British Turkish candidates are also important role models for the next generation, so we look forward to seeing a large turnout from the community – particularly younger voters.” An important initiative from T-VINE Magazine