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.
Read more – Eastern Eye: Immigration in the spotlight at second EE election debate.