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JULY 2015

Jon Ashworth MP was out listening to concerns in Eyres Monsell

Friday July 31 2015

Jon Ashworth MP was out and about on one of his regular Roving Advice Sessions.

Jon was joined at Eyres Monsell by local Councillors Virginia Cleaver and Rory Palmer, and Councillors Patrick Kitterick and Bill Shelton.

Jon commented: “It is good being out and about in my Constituency. The Councillors and I are here to help where we can all year round, not just at election time.  I chatted to lots of local people and will take up the issues they raised. “

Jon will be in different areas of the Constituency on most Fridays.


 

If you want Jon to visit your street and meet with local residents then contact his office on

251 1927 or email jon.ashworth.mp@parliament.uk



Photo right; Jon with (left to right) Councillors Shelton, Cleaver, Palmer and Kitterick
 
Jon with (left to right) Councillors Shelton, Cleaver, Palmer and Kitterick
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Jon Ashworth MP fasted for the day as part of Ramadan

Friday July 10 2015

Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, fasted for the day as part of Ramadan.

Jon said: “I have fasted for a number of years now since being elected as a local Member of Parliament.  As Ramadan is such an important time for so many families across Leicester, I wanted to show my support for the local community and take part in Ramadan in my own small way.”

Jon started the day early in the morning with Sehri at the Masjid Umar Mosque on Evington Drive.


 

Jon broke his fast with dates and water, Iftar, at the Islamic Centre Leicester. The Islamic Centre hosted ‘The Big Iftar’, which is a unique event that builds lasting trust through the simple, but crucial, act of encouraging people, regardless of their background, to break bread together.

Jon commented: “I fasted the whole day, which at times was difficult, but like many Muslims I went about my day as usual.”

Photo right; Jon at The Big Iftar with Councillor Ted Cassidy The Lord Mayor of Leicester (second left) and Councillors Manjula Sood and Aminur Thalukdar (right of photo)”
 
Photo right; Jon at The Big Iftar with Councillor Ted Cassidy The Lord Mayor of Leicester (second left) and Councillors Manjula Sood and Aminur Thalukdar (right of photo)
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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, Out-and-About in Stoneygate

Friday July 3 2015

Jon Ashworth MP had one of his regular Roving Advice Sessions in Stoneygate.

Jon was joined on the Roving Advice Session by local Councillor, Aminur Thalukdar, and local activists.

Jon stated: “I enjoy being out and about in my Constituency, and it is good for people to see their MP and local Councillors out knocking on doors when there are no elections. People have the opportunity to raise anything they want me without having to come to my office in Charles Street.”


 

Jon and Councillor Thalukdar met many of the local residents and listened to any concerns, or problems, they had. The photo right shows Jon with (left to right) Councillor Thalukdar and Mohammed Uddin.

Jon will be in different areas of the Constituency on most Fridays.

 

 

If you want Jon to visit your street and meet with local residents then contact his office on 251 1927 or email jon.ashworth.mp@parliament.uk
 
Jon with (left to right) Councillor Thalukdar and Mohammed Uddin
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Jon Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, supports Catch the Bus Week

Thursday July 2 2015

Jon is encouraging people who do not usually take the bus to give it a try during Catch the Bus Week, which runs from 29 June to 5 July.

Jon stated: “Buses play a pivotal role in keeping the City moving and are a cost effective way to reduce road congestion and cut carbon emissions in Leicester.”

There are five billion bus journeys in Great Britain every year, with one billion to or from work, with more people jumping on the bus than all other forms of public transport combined.



 

Jon commented: “I often get the bus when travelling around the City, and greater use of buses will help transform our communities into cleaner, greener and less congested places to live and work.”

 

 

For further information on Catch the Bus Week 2015 please visit www.catchthebusweek.co.uk
 
Jon speaking in parliament
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