Cllr Bhatti organises a roundtable in Parliament to inspire the next generation of political leaders called Pathways into Politics

Invitation - Roundtable Discussion

Pathways into Politics: Perspectives from British Muslim political leaders

Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start (approx)

Location: Parliament


Nusrat Ghani MP (Conservative)

Member of Parliament for Wealden in East Sussex 

Mohammed Amin MBE (Conservative)

Chairman, Conservative Muslim Forum

Councillor Hashim Bhatti (Conservative)

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, CMF Youth   Councillor Salma Arif (Labour)

Leeds City  

On behalf of Lord Sheikh, Forward Thinking & the Conservative Muslim Forum would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Paths into Politics’ on Wednesday 18th April 2018 in Parliament.

The event brings together a cross-party panel of serving and former Muslim political leaders to share their expertise and experience on the challenges, the opportunities and the diverse paths a career into politics can take.

Participants will include young Muslims leaders at different stages of their professional careers, representatives from civil society organisations, community activists and those aspiring to a career in politics.   It has been highlighted in the recent ‘Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Benefit of All’ report, that the opportunity and ability to engage in politics at the local and national level must lie at the heart of any successful democracy based on the rule of law. Whilst there are around 45 Muslim councillors elected in England, Wales and Scotland and 15 Muslim MPs, significant barriers to wider participation remain. Young British Muslims must overcome disproportionate levels of socio-economic deprivation, inequitable access to higher education and discrimination and racism in the workplace1. Through the sharing of experiences and stories, the discussion will seek to explore how to break down the barriers to greater participation of young British Muslims in political life.