Mark Lancaster MP

06 JUN 2013

City MPs hold emergency meeting after mosque attack

Following the recent suspected arson attack on a local mosque, City MPs Iain Stewart and Mark Lancaster held an emergency meeting with a packed room of forty community leaders to reassure and ease any tensions.

Also in attendance were senior representatives from Thames Valley Police who were roundly commended by the MPs and those in attendance for their handling of the ongoing investigation.

Commenting on the evening Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South said "I was delighted to see the public show of support from across the different faith and community groups in Milton Keynes for this emergency meeting. We have a peaceful and cohesive community base here and we will continue to work together to keep it that way."

Also commenting, MP for Milton Keynes North, Mark Lancaster said "I am grateful that Milton Keynes Equality Council worked with us to organise this meeting on such short notice. It was clear that everyone in the meeting did not wish to see the harmony we enjoy in Milton Keynes be disturbed by a small handful of people. Iain and I will continue working to ensure that Milton Keynes is a safer and more harmonious place for our constituents"

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