On 25th May, Harrow Mencap hosted a general election husting to allow potential voters to put their questions and concerns to Harrow's political candidates ahead of the general election. Over 40 people attended the event at the Mosaic Synagogue in Harrow.

Six local Harrow candidates attended, Gareth Thomas (Labour), Navin Shah (Labour), Chris Noyce (Liberal Democrat), Adam Bernard (Liberal Democrat), Sarah Green (Green) and Emma Wallace (Green).

  

The husting was co-chaired by Deven Pillay, CEO of Harrow Mencap and David House, Chair of Harrow's Learning Disability Forum. 

Deven says "We were pleased with the turn out for the hustings, questions put to the candidates ranged from tackling disability hate crime, support and respite for families and carers, affordable housing, better care of pavements and the environment in Harrow to how the candidates would tackle caring for people with complex needs in the community.

  

Deven went on to say "We would like to thank the election candidates for attending the hustings, we were very pleased with the turnout"

   

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