The London Mayoral and Assembly elections will mark the start of one of the most memorable periods for London in modern times. A big decision will be made by voters on the future of our city. Soon after we will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and then later in July welcome athletes from across the globe as they compete for gold at the London Summer Olympics.
The London Jewish Forum is an advocate for the Capital’s Jewish Community, campaigning and influencing change in the public institutions that make decisions which affect the lives of Jewish Londoners. Rooted within Jewish values, we work across the community regardless of religious, cultural or political affiliations or beliefs, and with our neighbours.
Working with the relevant communal agencies we have identified the issues and concerns of London’s Jewish community. These are outlined in the “London Jewish Manifesto”. With Local Government taking on increased responsibilities under the localism agenda, this Manifesto will provide the basis of a renewed and ongoing conversation with City Hall and Town Halls to ensure our elected officials and public servants understand and are responsive to them.
Some of these issues and concerns are shared with London’s wider community. Our wellbeing is tied to that of our neighbours, so working with communities across the city, we strive to deliver a cohesive, inclusive and tolerant London that all communities can enjoy.
The concerns our community face will nevertheless continue after this election has come and gone, and it is our hope that this Manifesto will serve not just the 2012 election, but also be a mandate on which the London Jewish Forum will continue to press for the changes we need.