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Easter Eye News: Immigration in the spotlight at second EE election debate

By Reena Kumar and Imran Choudhury


ENGAGED: (From left) Nihal, Neeraj Dhingra, Kalpesh Solanki, Barry Gardiner, Shailesh Solanki, Vindo Thakrar, Shailesh Vara, Ramniklal Solanki CBE and Lord Dholakia

Three seasoned politicians pulled out all the stops to convince voters to choose their parties during the second Eastern Eye election debate in front of a 200-strong audience in Harrow last week.

Barry Gardiner, Labour candidate for Brent North, Shailesh Vara, who is seeking re-election in North West Cambridgeshire, and Liberal Democrat peer Lord Navnit Dholakia were grilled by BBC Asian Network presenter DJ Nihal and the guests last Monday (20) in the final EE hustings before voters go to the polls next Thursday (7). They debated issues including immigration and the EU referendum at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre in south Harrow.

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Eastern Eye News: Detainee died in centre after allegedly waiting 15 minutes for medical help

By Reena Kumar


Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre

THE grieving widow of a man who died at an immigration detention centre where the couple were sent after flying into the UK from India for a holiday, has finally been released.
Bhavisha Patel, who has an eight-year-old son in India, is now staying with relatives in Wembley following the ordeal in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre.
Her 33-year-old husband, Pinakin Patel, passed away last Monday (20) after allegedly being forced to wait 15 minutes for medical help in the facility.