Lib Dems mark Ramadan with first Lib Dem iftar

April 24, 2020 10:44 AM
By Cllr Will Forster

With Muslims observing the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan this week, senior Liberal Democrats and members will be joining them by fasting in the party's first #LibDemIftar.

MPs Ed Davey, Layla Moran and Lib Dem Mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita will join members in taking part in the fast on Saturday the 25th of April. It is the first time a political party and their leader has encouraged a joint fast or Iftar.

Those taking part will also be taking this opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choosing, including many charities that tackle hunger in the UK.

Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, said:

"I want to send my best wishes to Muslims across Britain and the world in this holy month of Ramadan.

"With mosques remaining closed and with people unable to come together to worship, this holy month will be particularly difficult.

"Liberal Democrats are determined to stand in solidarity with Britain's Muslim communities and believe that together we can defeat this awful virus.

"I am pleased that my Liberal Democrat colleague, Cllr Hina Bokhari, is organising the first ever Iftar for Liberal Democrats, across our country so we can fast together."