Dalawar Chaudary and Cllr Zulfiqar Ali are two established Muslim community leaders in
Dalawar has a proud record supporting the community and the Labour Party in
Zulfi an elected councillor and member of the party for decades and a magistrate has been a pillar of the community in
Deafening silence from the London Labour establishment ie Ken Clarke the regional Director, Sir Robin Wales, and senior MP’s like Stephen Timms. Let’s not mince our words a huge number of white Labour councillors and MP's hold their position on the back of the Muslim vote in
However, increasingly the perception amongst Muslims is that Labour in
Enough is enough. London Muslim can exclusively reveal that Dalawar Chaudary will stand as an Independent at next year’s local elections in Ealing for Southall Broadway ward not as a Muslim but as an Independent representing all faiths. What Southall Politics needs is less of the established corrupt political system and a genuine independent, willing to bring a breath of fresh air into the stale dirty politics of Southall. London Muslim has no doubt Dalwar will win comfortably.
In addition, London Muslim urges Zulfiqar Ali not to allow the old white guard to push long standing Muslim councillors out, but to also join the fight back by standing as an Independent in the LB Newham which I understand he is seriously considering.
My advice to Ken Clarke: As you have failed to get a grip, presided over a hammering in the 2006 elections, and will preside over a drubbing in 2010 please do the decent thing by standing down as regional Director. You have lost the confidence of Muslims.
With the removal of Ken Clarke, what