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Paddick meets leaders

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-03-07

Brian Paddick

Brian Paddick

Mayor of London hopeful Brian Paddick has addressed a breakfast meeting attended by leaders of London's Jewish community and explained his views on a number of issues ranging from tackling anti-Semitism to policing.

Hosted by London Jewish Forum and held at kosher restaurant Six 13, Paddick, the Liberal Democrat candidate called for action against anti-Semitism at football matches and his concern over current Mayor Ken Livingstone inviting controversial Islamic preacher to City Hall.

"This has been an exceptionally successful event for London Jewish Forum, increasing the understanding and engagement of London’s Jewish community with the city’s politics and ensuring in turn that London’s politicians understand and engage with issues of concern to us," said Adam Dawson, acting chair of London Jewish Forum. "It’s essential that we maximise Jewish turnout in the London elections, to ensure racist and extremist groups don’t gain election to the London Assembly."