Tag: Labour Party

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Which political party should British Turks be backing? General Election 2019 T-VINE Special Report

With Britain’s General Election fast approaching, T-VINE looked into the major parties’ records on Turkey and Cyprus to offer British Turkish voters a more informed choice at the polls on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Main parties, main policies: who wants what? The Conservatives led by Boris Johnson are campaigning on a platform to “Get Brexit […]

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Talking dolma, direct flights & refugees with Faiza Shaheen, Labour’s new hope for Chingford & Woodford Green

One of the most closely contested constituencies of this General Election is one in East London. Labour are after a big scalp: that of Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative leader and architect of the widely despised Universal Credit benefits system. Standing against him is Faiza Shaheen, a 36-year-old British economist. The Labour candidate grew […]

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TCCA to host election debate with three main candidates for Tottenham

The Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) is hosting a three-way election hustings with candidates from the three main parties. Chaired by Kıbrıs Postası columnist Ertanch Hidayettin, the TCCA General Election 2019 debate will feature incumbent MP David Lammy (Labour), and his two main challengers on December 12: communications consultant James Newhall (Conservative) and Crouch End […]

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‘Kebab King’ Ibrahim Dogus is Labour’s candidate for West Bromwich East

Restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus will contest the seat vacated by former Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson. The founder of the British Kebab Awards is Labour’s candidate for West Bromwich East. Labour has a majority of 7,713 from the 2017 General Election, receiving 58% of all votes cast. Mr Watson had held the seat since 2001, […]

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British Turkish Cypriot politician suspended from Labour Party over Israel tweet

Labour Party politicians of Turkish Cypriot origin have become embroiled in row over a tweet that accused Israel of backing terrorists in Syria, it has been reported. Veteran councillor Ayfer Orhan has been suspended from the Labour group after she shared a tweet that claimed Israel backed Al-Qaeda and ISIS, wrote Jewish News, which first […]