NSO – A tribute to Rt Hon Fiona Mactaggart MP

We are truly sorry to hear Fiona Mactaggart the MP for Slough is standing down at the forthcoming election.

Slough has the highest percentage of Sikh residents in the UK and for the last two decades she has been nothing short of a champion for the community, and indeed, all minority communities across Britain.

Aside from her annual appearance at the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan, she has frequently raised important issues on behalf of the Sikh community in parliament.

These include the call for better recognition of the Sikh contribution to the Great Wars, advocacy for Sikh faith schools, and speaking out against human rights violations in India.

Lord Singh who first met Fiona at the Communities Faith Forum whilst she was a government Minister said, “At the time, despite poor health, she threw herself into her new role with enthusiasm and vigour in promoting community understanding and engagement.”

He went on, “I join many others in the Sikh community in wishing Fiona health and happiness in her well-deserved retirement from frontline politics.”

Network of Sikh Organisations (NSO)
London UK

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