Siôn Simon calls for unity in our community ahead of EDL protest
Labour's candidate for West Midlands Mayor Siôn Simon has reiterated his commitment to fostering unity in all of the West Midlands' communities ahead of Saturday's divisive EDL protest.
Siôn Simon will be joining Labour's Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, who is jointly hosting an English tea morning at Birmingham Central Mosque at 11am on Saturday 8 April.
The English tea morning is a bid to foster unity, in direct contrast to the EDL's message of hate and division.
Labour's candidate for West Midlands Mayor Siôn Simon said:
"Promoting unity in our community is a responsibility that I will take seriously as Mayor.
"I am looking forward to drinking tea and eating scones to highlight our English values of tolerance and unity. Values alien to the EDL.
"As Mayor I will promote the arts, culture and bid to bring major sporting events to the West Midlands in an effort to bring communities together."
Labour's Siôn Simon also plans to bring about unity in our communities by working with the PCC to take a tough, zero-tolerance stance against hate crimes.
Sion will also promote arts, culture and sports to help bring our super-diverse region together.
In addition he will use the office of Mayor to back key cultural and sporting event bids such as Coventry City of Culture 2021 and Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2026.