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Local residents and organisations urged to ‘make their voice heard’ in local government as Board of Deputies launches Jewish Manifesto consultation

September 14, 2017 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Following on from the success of the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifestos for the General Election and devolved elections, it is now launching a consultation for a local government version.

Jewish communities will be affected by local authority elections across England including all London boroughs, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Hertsmere and Epping Forest in 2018.

The Board of Deputies is consulting to draw up the community’s manifesto to ensure that its interests are at the heart of the debate.

Gillian Merron, Chief Executive of the Board of Deputies said: “It is critical for the Jewish community to make its voice heard in local authorities. Councils are responsible for, or have a role in, many of the services which we rely on every day including community safety, social care, education and healthcare.

“From Holocaust commemoration and coroners’ services, to social care and schools, local authorities affect the life of our community in so many ways.

“By responding to this consultation, Jewish residents and organisations can ensure the strongest advocacy for its rights and needs with local councils.”

A consultation document for the Jewish manifesto can be found on the Board of Deputies website here and the survey can be completed online here.