The election of the Mayor of London and 25 members of the Greater London
Assembly on Thursday 5 May presents a renewed opportunity for Londoners of
all backgrounds to engage with the governing institution for the capital and the
elected representatives who hold the Mayor to account.

London is home to almost 40% of the UK’s Muslim population making the 2016
election of the Mayor and Assembly Members of acute importance to Muslim
residents in the capital. Housing, health, education, employment, crime and security
and the cost of living in the capital, these are all issues that affect London’s diverse
communities and Muslim communities in particular given their concentration in the

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By enhancing Muslim engagement in the PCC elections and raising awareness and expectations about policy issues that impact on British Muslims, we hope perceptions of and confidence in the police will improve further still and, in turn, have an impact on increasing diversity in the police.

This manifesto has been developed to encourage British Muslim participation in the PCC election. We have produced this election briefing guide to provide Muslims with useful background information on our key campaign issues: tackling Islamophobia, community policing and crime and security.

This manifesto is presented to elicit support and encouragement from candidates seeking election for the policy asks presented here.

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On Thursday 15th November 2012, the electorate in England and Wales vote for the newly created position of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in 41 Continue reading