Paddick meets leaders
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-03-07
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 Londons Jewish community with the citys politics and ensuring in turn that Londons politicians understand and engage with issues of concern to us," said Adam Dawson, acting chair of London Jewish Forum. "Its essential that we maximise Jewish turnout in the London elections, to ensure racist and extremist groups dont gain election to the London Assembly."