CMF Executive canvassing for Dr Matthew Offord

It is often said in politics that “Every vote matters.” That is always true, but even more so when you are defending a majority of only 106. That is the margin by which Dr Matthew Offord won Hendon for the Conservative Party in 2010.

Accordingly on Sunday 19 April a team of London based CMF Executive members went to Hendon. We were there to help deliver a letter to Conservative leaning voters and to canvass them.

The photo below was taken inside the Conservative Party offices. From left to right:

  1. Ahmedur Rahman – CMF Executive member
  2. Faruk Miah – CMF Secretary
  3. Dr Matthew Offord
  4. Ash Zaman – CMF Deputy Chairman
  5. Shaheen Mahmood – CMF Executive Secretary
  6. Lady Shaida Sheikh – – CMF Executive member

In the outdoors group photo below, they were joined by other volunteers, including:

  • CMF Executive member Ajantha Tennakoon who is standing on Matthew Offord’s immediate right.
  • Shailesh Vara who until the dissolution of Parliament was the MP for North West Cambridgeshire who is standing next but one on Matthew Offord’s left.

CMF Chairman Mohammed Amin arrived late due to failing to check train times properly and missed the group photo! To make up for this, he stayed for extra canvassing time in the afternoon.


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The Conservative Muslim Forum was founded by Lord Sheikh in 2005. All of its members are full members of the Conservative Party.