Lynne Featherstone MP, along with Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Tottenham Turhan Ozen, last week visited two local Mosques for Iftar dinners – the evening meal where Muslims break their daily fast during Ramadan.
The Liberal Democrat MP gave speeches at both the Fatih Mosque in Wood Green and at the Diyanet Mosque in Hornsey.
In both speeches the local MP spoke about the strong Muslim community in Haringey, and how she has met so many local Muslims by holding advice surgeries at Mosques and opening new local businesses.
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green also spoke about her experiences as a Government Minister at the Department for International Development, which has enabled her to meet Muslim and other communities in Africa.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It was an honour to attend the Iftar dinners and share the wonderful food and experience with the local mosque communities. I’d like to thank both Mosques for the invitations.
“When Ramadan falls in the summer months, it is particularly demanding, and I have huge respect for the many Muslims who commit to fasting every day for a month, between sunrise and sunset.
“My work in international development means I get to travel overseas to meet such a wide range of communities. But Haringey is just as diverse – with 180 languages spoken here! It’s great to spend time with the communities here too and take part in these important events.”