Posted on 04/25/2013 · Posted in General

Sikh Council UK – Political Engagement Programme

The Sikh Council UK are pleased to announce the launch of our:

‘Political Engagement Programme – Labour Sikh Pathway’

The Political Engagement Programme aims to develop future British Sikh politicians and political activists through collaboration with the major political parties.  The Sikh Council UK have planned events hosted by the Conservative Party on 6th June 2013 and the Labour Party on 4th July 2013 with a further event is planned with the Liberal Democrats (TBC)

Labour Sikh Pathway –  4th July 2013 (2pm to 6pm)

The Labour Sikh Pathway event will be hosted by the Labour Party at their Head Office in Westminster.  This will be an opportunity for you to: 

  • Meet and hear from senior     Labour Party figures and officials.
  • Learn about the Labour     Party, what they are doing to attract Sikh candidates and how you can get     involved.
  • Find out more about how to     stand as an elected representative for Labour – either as a Councillor,     Member of Parliament, European and Scottish Parliament or the Welsh     Assembly.
  • Find out how you can get     involved in the Labour Party Future Candidates Programme. 
  • Learn about Labour politics     and share your ideas and policy priorities.
  • Meet other Labour     supporting Sikhs and to build networks.

Applicants Criteria

We are looking for future British Sikh politicians and political activists.  We expect all participants to be highly capable, interested in politics with a desire to get involved in their local community.  We are particularly keen to receive applications from women and young people.  We expect all candidates to have an understanding of Sikhism, its principles and history.  Your personal conduct should be in-line with Sikh teachings.

 Applicants are invited from across the community; there are no requirements such as being Amritdhari / baptised or being a member of a political party etc.

Applications

 If you fit our criteria and would like to apply for the Labour Sikh Pathway event on 4th July 2013, please complete an application form and submit it by 28 June 2013.

Application forms are attached to this email or can be accessed by clicking here..: PEP_July 4_Labour Party Event_application form