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A controversial religious campaigner has vowed to champion 'British values with a Sikh ethos' as he launched his General Election campaign for the Black Country's most marginal seat.

Prison chaplain Jagmeet Singh will contest Wolverhampton South West as an independent candidate.

He has hit out at the lack of representation of his religion in Parliament and has pledged to be the first 'turban wearing bearded Sikh' in the House of Commons.

Mr Singh rose to national prominence in 2015 when he used a live television appearance to launch a protest about the lack of media coverage of violence against Sikh's in the Punjab.

It led to him being threatened with ejection from the BBC's Sunday Morning Live programme by host Sian Williams.

Mr Singh, aged 35, said: "I felt it was my public duty to speak up over a very important issue.

"It was an example of me speaking truth to power, which is precisely the way I will be running my campaign in Wolverhampton."

Mr Singh is a former staff member of educational charity Basics of Sikhi, and now works as a relief chaplain in HMP Birmingham.

The father-of-one is originally from London and lived in American for a decade before moving to Wednesfield.

He said he has chosen to fight the Wolverhampton South West constituency as he believes the area has been 'badly let down for years' by Conservative and Labour politicians.

"I firmly believe that the views of the people are not being represented," he said.

"In a healthy democracy we should have more variety as far as our politicians are concerned. The Conservatives and Labour have done a very good job of making people apathetic towards politics.

"I want to spread a positive message based around championing British values with a Sikh ethos."

Wolverhampton South West was won by Labour's Rob Marris in 2015 with a slender majority of 801.

Conservative Paul Uppal, who came second on that occasion, is back to contest the seat, with Labour's Eleanor Smith replacing the retired Mr Marris.

Mr Singh says he hopes to appeal to 'people from all backgrounds' and believes he has 'an excellent chance' of defying the odds at the June 8 poll.

"I certainly believe we can record a magnificent victory and put the first turban wearing bearded Sikh in the House of Commons," he said.

"At the moment Parliament is unrepresentative of the British people and I want to change that."


SOURCE - https://www.expressandstar.com/news/trending-topics/general-election-2017/2017/05/17/sikh-candidate-champions-british-values/#H7rSQXZ5Xsf0ZTRZ.99

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simran345    2,426
3 hours ago, KhoonKaBadlaKhoon said:

Why is that? Not from UK, so I know nothing of him. 

Because those people that don't support him think he's wasting his time setting up his own party, and should have joined Labour or Conservative instead. 

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Jacfsing2    1,845
6 hours ago, KhoonKaBadlaKhoon said:

Why is that? Not from UK, so I know nothing of him. 

Starting a Sikh party in a nation of Non-Sikhs, in a community of Non-Sikhs, and the democratic power in the power of Non-Sikhs, is a recipe for failure. I wouldn't vote for a Jesus Christ Party or a Vishnu Party, or a Muhammad party, so it would be ridiculous to expect Non-Sikhs to vote for a party with a Sikh name. This would work in a Sikh Theocracy, but not in a diverse democracy. He should join a major political party and hope to win that way, even Singhs and Kaurs in Canada join major political parties for elections, and Sikhs in Canada are by far the most represented in politics than any other country in the world, (including India). England-based Sikhs on the other hand can't win votes with having a seperate group for themselves. (Even in Sikh districts).

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kcmidlands    64

I like Jagmeet Singh, he's totally focused on what he believes in and is passionate about Sikhi but, and it's a big but, I think this move to start a Sikh political party and him standing in the elections is one of the most ill conceived things I've seen in a long time, as already mentioned, he should have stood for one of the main parties, if he wanted a party with values closest to Sikhi he should have stood with the Green Party.

This Election's is going to be a tactical one and people forming parties that are based on religion (or anything else for that matter) without viewing the bigger picture are going to pull vital votes away from major parties.

9 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

Starting a Sikh party in a nation of Non-Sikhs, in a community of Non-Sikhs, and the democratic power in the power of Non-Sikhs, is a recipe for failure. I wouldn't vote for a Jesus Christ Party or a Vishnu Party, or a Muhammad party, so it would be ridiculous to expect Non-Sikhs to vote for a party with a Sikh name. This would work in a Sikh Theocracy, but not in a diverse democracy. He should join a major political party and hope to win that way, even Singhs and Kaurs in Canada join major political parties for elections, and Sikhs in Canada are by far the most represented in politics than any other country in the world, (including India). England-based Sikhs on the other hand can't win votes with having a seperate group for themselves. (Even in Sikh districts).

Completely agree with this, look at Canada and Jagmeet Singh, he's in the NDP and is going for the leadership race for the party, he brings Sikh issues to the forefront and speaks about them but it's not a "Sikh" political part, his younger brother is on the same path.

Even with all of that in mind, I wish him all the best.

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Sukhvirk1976    189
13 hours ago, KhoonKaBadlaKhoon said:

Why is that? Not from UK, so I know nothing of him. 

Look up his protest on the BBC.. 

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genie    1,109

I think there are positives and negatives from this new UK Sikh party being created and this guy jagmeet singh standing for election. Yes most non-sikhs wont vote for him and probably not many Sikhs either and Yes it will split the sikh votes for the various candidates in the place he is contesting but also it will start to awake the political Sikh conscience to campaign for Sikh rights rather than suffering in silence at the hands of the corrupt despotic British establishment who actively engaged in the overt and covert genocide of many nations and peoples across the world aswell as Indian subcontinent Sikhs in 1846, 1919, 1947 and along with the indian puppet government in 1984. 

I feel jagmeet personally is a bit of loose cannon but if he can be groomed to think before he speaks and be trained to be a better political candidate then he may actually get somewhere.

This party can be a blessing in disguise to help Sikhs organise politically under 1 banner to fight for british Sikh interests because every other community is fighting for their own interests particularly the abrahmic groups and as we should know the hindu community is always pro-india government so they are safe and secure in their future with 1 billion population and a nuclear armed Indian army. The jews are secure they got nuclear armed israel and have huge bankster montery and political agenda influence. The islamics have huge economic oil producing power houses of iran and saudi funding their various geo-political agenda's around the world with 1.5 billion muslim population funding illegal wars, state terrorism and conflicts around the world. The west's atheists and Christians with their catholic church 3 billion population and number of politicians ideologically aligned to the vatican bank is hugely influential in starting and funding illegal wars, state terrorism and conflicts around the world.

Sikhs are far behind and lacking political power and sooner or later Sikh collective conscience will realise that in order to survive in the world political power and proper representation is a must.

 

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Jacfsing2    1,845
2 hours ago, genie said:

I think there are positives and negatives from this new UK Sikh party being created and this guy jagmeet singh standing for election. Yes most non-sikhs wont vote for him and probably not many Sikhs either and Yes it will split the sikh votes for the various candidates in the place he is contesting but also it will start to awake the political Sikh conscience to campaign for Sikh rights rather than suffering in silence at the hands of the corrupt despotic British establishment who actively engaged in the overt and covert genocide of many nations and peoples across the world aswell as Indian subcontinent Sikhs in 1846, 1919, 1947 and along with the indian puppet government in 1984. 

I feel jagmeet personally is a bit of loose cannon but if he can be groomed to think before he speaks and be trained to be a better political candidate then he may actually get somewhere.

This party can be a blessing in disguise to help Sikhs organise politically under 1 banner to fight for british Sikh interests because every other community is fighting for their own interests particularly the abrahmic groups and as we should know the hindu community is always pro-india government so they are safe and secure in their future with 1 billion population and a nuclear armed Indian army. The jews are secure they got nuclear armed israel and have huge bankster montery and political agenda influence. The islamics have huge economic oil producing power houses of iran and saudi funding their various geo-political agenda's around the world with 1.5 billion muslim population funding illegal wars, state terrorism and conflicts around the world. The west's atheists and Christians with their catholic church 3 billion population and number of politicians ideologically aligned to the vatican bank is hugely influential in starting and funding illegal wars, state terrorism and conflicts around the world.

Sikhs are far behind and lacking political power and sooner or later Sikh collective conscience will realise that in order to survive in the world political power and proper representation is a must.

 

Logically speaking without speaking in idealistic terms, what chance do you expect Jagmeet Singh winning his own seat? He isn't prepared to fight dirty to win in an election and doesn't seem to talk about Non-Sikh British issues, when most of his voters will be Non-Sikhs. Even the Muslims and other religious members of parties in diverse countries will pretend to appreciate other views within secular parties, while Jagmeet Singh is trying to start a Sikh party, while running in a Non-Sikh district.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he actually wins all the Sikh votes, (not happening), and that he somehow wins Non-Sikh votes and wins his election, regardless whether he wins or lost his own election, if Sikhs themselves don't start running for elections in other seats, it is still a broken idea. 

What I really see from his election is not him winning or losing, but rather building hope to Sikhs to run in other districts. (I don't mean one of those seats political parties specifically choose for losing districts, but an actual competition). If more Sikhs aren't inspired, one seat in Parliament isn't going to force others to listen to Sikh issues in a wide area.

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Sukhvirk1976    189
3 hours ago, genie said:

bit of loose cannon but if he can be groomed to think before he speaks and be trained to be a better political candidate then he ma

Can be groomed into what? 

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Sukhvirk1976    189
52 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

Logically speaking without speaking in idealistic terms, what chance do you expect Jagmeet Singh winning his own seat? He isn't prepared to fight dirty to win in an election and doesn't seem to talk about Non-Sikh British issues, when most of his voters will be Non-Sikhs. Even the Muslims and other religious members of parties in diverse countries will pretend to appreciate other views within secular parties, while Jagmeet Singh is trying to start a Sikh party, while running in a Non-Sikh district.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he actually wins all the Sikh votes, (not happening), and that he somehow wins Non-Sikh votes and wins his election, regardless whether he wins or lost his own election, if Sikhs themselves don't start running for elections in other seats, it is still a broken idea. 

What I really see from his election is not him winning or losing, but rather building hope to Sikhs to run in other districts. (I don't mean one of those seats political parties specifically choose for losing districts, but an actual competition). If more Sikhs aren't inspired, one seat in Parliament isn't going to force others to listen to Sikh issues in a wide area.

What Sikh issues should he be promoting exactly 

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Sukhvirk1976    189

The whole thing is a oxymoron and illustrative of the myopic outlook that has come to dominate the discourse of the Sangat 

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More evidence that white (esp British) are a bunch of ungrateful wretches  and should never be trusted .

Just 2 mins of waah waahi for the immense contribution of sikhs for them in World wars.

If they were true to the sikhs, they would have provided a separate homeland for us in 1947 itself and would have provided a peaceful and blood-less exodus of people in 1947 but most casualties in 1947 were of sikhs. I blame british squarely for it , as they didn't even care for people they ruled over for 150 years.

Then they helped Indian govt orchestrate op bluestar.

Wake up singho ! these pale skins brits are no friend of ours, never were .. Mussle are the true cure for such a**holes. Now that they have come across someone who's nastier than they're , they're shaking in their boots lol  

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