Free Press Journal

Cameron visits Gurdwara in UK ahead of polls


London: British Prime Minister David Cameron today visited one of the largest Gurdwaras in the UK and discussed the issues facing the Sikh community in the country, ahead of the national elections in May.

The Prime Minister joined worshippers at Gurdwara Sahib Leamington and Warwick after meeting its committee members and volunteers. According to Britain’s 2011 census, the UK is home to nearly 4.3 lakh Sikhs of which 4.2 lakh live in England alone. They have a considerable influence on 50 to 100 seats of parliament out of 650.

The British Sikh community has recently launched a first-of-its-kind political campaign targeting 50 seats nationwide for the general elections, that is set to be the most closely-fought in modern British history.