St Albans MP says Bangladeshi community needs to be represented in Parliament

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 August 2018

The annual Conservative Friends of Bangladesh dinner. Picture: Anne Main's office

The annual Conservative Friends of Bangladesh dinner. Picture: Anne Main's office

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St Albans MP Anne Main has said that she would like to see a British Bangladeshi Conservative MP in the House of Commons.

The annual Conservative Friends of Bangladesh dinner. Picture: Anne Main's officeThe annual Conservative Friends of Bangladesh dinner. Picture: Anne Main's office

Mrs Main is president of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFoB), and spoke at the groups annual dinner in London, which was attended by 280 British Bangladeshi Conservative Party activists.

She said: “For too long the Bangladeshi community has been under-represented and it is about time that changed. I would encourage as many of you as possible to stand, in local and general elections, and speak up for the many shared values that the Conservative party and the Bangladeshi community here in the UK have.”

The CFoB have travelled to Bangladesh for five different social action projects to support local charities and aid organisations.

Other speakers at the event included cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom and Tom Tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs select committee.

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