Press release – General Election – Sikh Council UK urges increase in selection of Sikh candidates

Sikh Council UK isĀ urging all political parties to positively select Sikh candidates ahead of the snap General Election called for 8 June 2017.

There are no MPs from a Sikh background in the House of Commons currently.

Representatives from all the main political parties have spoken of the huge contribution that Sikhs make to British society and have acknowledged the lack of Sikhs in the House of Commons.

Sikh Council UK Secretary General Elect Jagtar Singh said “We call upon the parties to address the glaring lack of Sikhs in Westminster by shortlisting and selecting promising Sikh candidates in winnable constituencies. We will offer support to Sikh candidates who make it through the selection processes”.