Seema Malhotra MP

Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston

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I am sure we will all be deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific attack that has taken place in Finsbury Park on families peacefully praying during Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan is a time characterised by prayer, sacrifice, charity, community and spirituality. This was a cowardly and brutal attack on the Muslim community who were targeted indiscriminately as families left the mosque.

Once again our emergency services have shown us that they are the best of us, personifying bravery, dignity and the up most professionalism. Responding very quickly to the emergency call and working through the night to help and protect the victims and the community through this horrendous event. The safety of our citizens has to be of paramount concern. It is right that security and police support is reassessed particularly during Ramadan and Eid. Much more needs to now be done to change the tone of our political debate and counter the rise in hate crime, antisemitism and Islamophobia which we have started to witness.

This kind attack is an attack on all of our values and freedoms we hold dear, as Londoners and as a nation. It comes just after the country had spent the weekend celebrating the Great Get Together and remembering Jo Cox who was murdered one year ago. Jo Cox has been remembered at Iftars in Hounslow and around the country as people of all communities and backgrounds stand together united. We stand together in defence of the principles of liberty, community and equality that drive us in pursuit of a better society and world. Islam is a religion of peace. Our thoughts are with all the families and residents affected at this time.

Finsbury Park Mosque Attack

I am sure we will all be deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific attack that has taken place in Finsbury Park on families peacefully praying during Ramadan. The holy month of...

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 Seema Malhotra has been re-elected as MP for Feltham and Heston with an increased vote and an increased majority.

The Labour and Co-operative MP saw her vote go up to 32,462 (61.2%) compared to 25,845 (52.3%) in the 2015 General Election.  Her majority also increased, to 15,603 compared to 11,463 at the last General Election.  Overall turnout also increased to 64.9% from 60.1% in 2015. 

In her acceptance speech Seema said:

 

"Thank you.

I want to first thank the people of Feltham and Heston for the trust they have shown in me in re-electing me tonight to serve as their Member of Parliament.

I want to thank Mary Harpley the Chief Executive of Hounslow Council and all her team for all their work during the election and the count tonight. And also to our police who have worked incredibly hard to run the election smoothly and keep us safe.

It’s been a tough election, marred by attacks in Manchester and London that have devastated us all and only served to bring us closer together.

I am heartened that in the face of such brutal attacks which have sought to threaten our democracy that we have stood tall - and that voters have come out in high numbers tonight.

Theresa May has sought to make this an election about Brexit. But the reality is that Theresa May’s vision of a hard Brexit is not what the country wants. This has also been an election about a different vision of our future from that which the Tories offer. It has been an election about our NHS, our schools, our police that have seen 20,000 police officers cut, our community cohesion.

The result tonight shows that politics has changed and that people want a politics of hope to help with the challenges they face.

Over the last six weeks we have engaged with voters in every corner of the constituency. They have told me about the concerns they have about their jobs, older people’s care, about younger people’s prospects, about the wellbeing of our children, about the safety in their communities.

Their causes are my causes and I will fight every day for a better future for my constituents and for our country. For politics is about choices – and for me, about choices that make life better for the many not just the few.

And a big thank you to my family, my agent John Lindsley, my Parliamentary and constituency staff who work so hard to serve our constituents with passion and dedication and to Hounslow’s incredible Labour councillors who work every day to make Hounslow a better place. Thankyou also to my incredible team of volunteers – young and old – who battled the elements to deliver leaflets and door knock through torrential rain – many of whom I have not yet met who came into our office, got in touch via email or facebook or twitter and just wanted to be part of it.

They showed a passion and commitment that has been inspirational – a passion for change to improve the lives of their fellow citizens.

The next Parliament is going to be a Parliament of huge challenges but also huge responsibility.

It will be an honour to continue to represent this constituency in Parliament, and I will work every day for progress, peace and prosperity for the people of Feltham and Heston."

Seema Malhotra Wins 2017 General Election

 Seema Malhotra has been re-elected as MP for Feltham and Heston with an increased vote and an increased majority.

Last night a senseless terrorist attack took place in Manchester, killing more than 20 people and injuring more than sixty. This attack has shocked every community across the country.

The attack barbarically targeted children and young people and their parents. From all the local community we send our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy for all those killed and injured and their families.

Our incredible emergency services have worked tirelessly and professionally under very difficult circumstances and we extend our deepest thanks and support.

In light of these horrific events, all campaigning has been suspended by all parties until further notice.

This attack has sought to create fear in our communities and cities, but the people of Manchester of all faiths and backgrounds are united in their darkest hour. They have shown that we will not be cowed by such evil, that we will not be divided.

We stand with them.

Seema Malhotra
Labour and Cooperative candidate for Feltham and Heston

Last Night

Last night a senseless terrorist attack took place in Manchester, killing more than 20 people and injuring more than sixty. This attack has shocked every community across the country.


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