Board holding Election 2017 hustings event

Conservative Communites secretary Sajid Javid and Labour shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer are among the panel taking part in Board general election hustings event on Sunday



The Board of Deputies, in partnership with the JC,  will be holding an election hustings in central London this Sunday.

Sajid Javid, Conservative Party Secretary of State for Communities, Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, the SNP’s Kirsten Oswald and Baroness Ludford of the Lib Dems will be given the opportunity to discuss issues affecting the UK Jewish community and beyond.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 11.15am and is being held as part of the Board’s monthly meeting, are available at, or via Facebook at

Board president Jonathan Arkush said: “The general election comes at an important time for the Jewish community and it underlines the centrality of the Board to the UK’s Jewish community that representatives of the major parties have accepted our invitation to hold a hustings for the community at this Board meeting.

“The election gives candidates the opportunity to state their position clearly  on the issues and concerns of the UK Jewish community and we have a newly updated Jewish manifesto which we will be sending to candidates, encouraging them to support our ‘Ten Commitments’.” 

Gillian Merron, the Board’s chief executive, will be chairing and there will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

The hustings will also be live streamed on Youtube.

See all our Election 2017 coverage here

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