Local MP Lynne Featherstone, last week visited the Diyanet mosque in Hornsey to talk to members of the congregation about local issues. She was joined by Dr Turhan Ozen, the Liberal Democrat European Parliamentary Election Candidate for London and local campaigner Dawn Barnes.
The Liberal Democrat MP entered the Mosque and met with a woman who teaches English to other female congregation members.
After the congregation had eaten lunch, the local MP gave a short speech, and invited everyone to discuss any local issues or more general concerns with her.
Along with two of her caseworkers, the MP then spoke to dozens of people about local issues, and offered them assistance. They also discussed more general topics such as the current situation in Turkey.
Lynne Featherstone and her team process around 400 pieces of casework on behalf of local residents per week.
Following the surgery, Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“I would like to thank Turhan for organising this event, and thank the congregation for welcoming me to the Mosque. It was a lovely building and great environment in which to speak to my constituents.
“My team and I spoke with dozens of people and gave them advice on their local issues. We will be making numerous representations to the Council and other authorities on their behalf this week.
“This is the second advice surgery I have held at a local Mosque in my constituency – hopefully there will be many more.”