Prime Minister David Cameron visits Neasden Temple

David Cameron offering flower petals to the deities as a mark of respect at Neasden Temple

David Cameron offering flower petals to the deities as a mark of respect at Neasden Temple - Credit: Archant

The Prime Minister made a visit to a Neasden temple in the final run up to the general election to appeal to the British Hindu community.

David Cameron meeting worshippers at Neasden Temple

David Cameron meeting worshippers at Neasden Temple - Credit: Archant

David Cameron was joined by Conservative candidates Alan Mendoza and Luke Parker as they took part in an Abhishek ceremony at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, on Brentfield Road, at the weekend.

It was the Prime Minister’s third visit to the Neasden Temple where he told spiritual leaders and worshippers of his vision for Britain’s diverse communities.

He praised the dedication of the volunteers, the music and the dance and said what stands out for him are “British Hindu values.”

He added: “In student numbers, in jobs, in apprenticeships, in Parliamentary seats, it will be the British Hindu community that leads the way. And I know that leadership will start right here in Neasden.”

David Cameron with Brent North parliamentary candidate Luke Parker and his wife Hannah at Neasden T

David Cameron with Brent North parliamentary candidate Luke Parker and his wife Hannah at Neasden Temple - Credit: Archant


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Luke Parker, parliamentary candidate for Brent North, said: “It was honour to accompany the Prime Minister on his third visit to the temple.

“British Indians have strong Conservative values and winning their vote will be crucial for a Consevative victory on Thursday.”

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The Neasden Temple is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Opened in 1995, it’s the largest of its kind outside India.

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