UK: Sadiq Khan resigns as Shadow Justice Sec; new Shadow cabinet
11th May 2015

UK: Sadiq Khan resigns as Shadow Justice Sec; new Shadow cabinet

    Former Shadow Justice Secretary, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, steps down from his position. Below is his resignation letter to the new Acting Labour Leader, Harriet Harman, MP. Shabana Mahmood, MP has been promoted to Shadow Chief Secretary … Continued

UK: Arrests made at anti-Conservatives protest in London
10th May 2015

UK: Arrests made at anti-Conservatives protest in London

  An anti-austerity demonstration in London has ended in scuffles with police and 17 arrests. Protestors took to the streets following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s re-election. What began as a peaceful demonstration on Saturday ended in violent confrontations, with … Continued

UK: Cameron retains foreign, finance ministers after electoral triumph
9th May 2015

UK: Cameron retains foreign, finance ministers after electoral triumph

  Britain’s PM David Cameron [photo] has decided to keep a number of his ministers in their posts after his Conservative Party’s electoral success. World leaders have congratulated Cameron on his re-election. George Osborne and Philip Hammond will retain their … Continued

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women
8th May 2015

UK: EXCLUSIVE: Record 13 Muslim MPs elected, 8 of them women

London, (The Muslim News):  A record of 13 Muslim MPs, up from 8 in 2010, have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are women. “It is great … Continued

UK audience grills Cameron, Miliband, Clegg in Question Time ‘debate’
1st May 2015

UK audience grills Cameron, Miliband, Clegg in Question Time ‘debate’

[Photo: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband]   Members of the public in Leeds posed the questions in the last televised round of UK leader “debates,” ahead of next week’s general election. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all … Continued

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview
28th Apr 2015

Muslims should not be viewed through prism of security, says Cameron in an exclusive interview

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi, interviewing Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the Conservative Party Headquarters] By Ahmed J Versi Prime Minister, David Cameron, insists that it is not his view to see Britain’s Muslim community through the … Continued

UK: Future of NHS could decide election
28th Apr 2015

UK: Future of NHS could decide election

  The latest polls show that the UK’s National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters – ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London. It’s a blazingly … Continued

UK: Election polls show Conservative & Labour parties in close tie
26th Apr 2015

UK: Election polls show Conservative & Labour parties in close tie

[Photo: Labour Leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Leader & PM David Cameron] The latest opinion polls indicate Conservatives and Labour separated only by a few percentage points. More than a third of voters have turned away from the big two … Continued

UK: Opposition leaders general election battle it out in final TV debate
17th Apr 2015

UK: Opposition leaders general election battle it out in final TV debate

  [From left, Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Nicola Bennett and Nigel Farage are taking]   With three weeks to go before the UK general election, the leaders of the five main opposition parties took part in a final live TV … Continued

UK: Majority of Parliamentary candidates support end to Israel’s Gaza blockade
15th Apr 2015

UK: Majority of Parliamentary candidates support end to Israel’s Gaza blockade

  London, (Palestine Solidarity Campaign): Candidates standing for election to Parliament in May have shown their support for an immediate lifting of Israel’s blockade of Gaza in an email survey co-ordinated by Palestine Solidarity Campaign. More than 670 declared candidates … Continued

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull
13th Apr 2015

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull

  [Photo: The site in Hermitage Road, Solihull, which has allegedly been turned into a mosque without permission]     By Mike Lockley   Four severed pigs heads have been dumped on the doorstep of a new community centre which … Continued

UK: Opinion poll gives Labour Party lead over Conservatives
9th Apr 2015

UK: Opinion poll gives Labour Party lead over Conservatives

  An opinion poll has put support for the Labour Party at one point ahead of the ruling Conservatives. Election debate has centered on tax benefits for UK residents with foreign passports and wealth held worldwide. The poll of 1,672 … Continued

UK: No decisive winner after party leaders slug it out in TV debate
3rd Apr 2015

UK: No decisive winner after party leaders slug it out in TV debate

  The main players in the British election campaign have clashed on issues including debt, public spending and immigration – but largely avoided talking foreign policy. The vote, set to be a close-run affair, is on May 7. Prime Minister … Continued

UK: Ed Miliband: Sadiq Khan won’t replace Zayn Malik in One Direction
27th Mar 2015

UK: Ed Miliband: Sadiq Khan won’t replace Zayn Malik in One Direction

  . Ed Miliband has publicly confirmed that Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP for Tooting, will not replace Zayn Malik in One Direction, saying that he has “more important things to do.” The leader of the Labour party was clear … Continued

UK: Cameron, Miliband grilled on TV as UK election campaign opens
27th Mar 2015

UK: Cameron, Miliband grilled on TV as UK election campaign opens

  Britain’s May 7 general election campaign began Thursday with a televised grilling of Prime Minister David Cameron and his Labour Party challenger Ed Miliband. They were questioned separately, without direct debate. In a snap survey, viewers judged that Cameron … Continued

LIVE The Muslim News Awards
26th Mar 2015

LIVE The Muslim News Awards

Latest Tweets The Muslim News @themuslimnews Drinks are ready and guests have started to arrive. #inspiringmuslims http://t.co/J9QupvGvYP 20 mins ago The Muslim News @themuslimnews Only 20 minutes until guests arrive for the Awards for Excellence #inspiringmuslims http://t.co/cF5fBtTYcN 55 mins ago … Continued

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 Winners, presenters, sponsors and categories
25th Mar 2015

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 Winners, presenters, sponsors and categories

[Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi hosting Guest of Honour, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the opposition, Rt Hon Ed Miliband, MP.  On Miliband’s left, Mohamed Amersi of Amersi Foundation. [Photo: Adam Szczepanski, The Muslim News] … Continued

Five great Muslims candidates for 2015
23rd Mar 2015

Five great Muslims candidates for 2015

The two Muslim Parliamentary candidates recently caught up in scandals have taken the limelight from a great crop of Muslim candidates who will enter Parliament in 2015. The Muslim News has profiled some of them for later release, but for … Continued

UK: Conservatives suspend candidate over alleged far-right plot
23rd Mar 2015

UK: Conservatives suspend candidate over alleged far-right plot

  British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives have suspended one of their candidates for the upcoming general election. This followed allegations that he sought to stir up racial tensions in a bid to win votes. The party announced on Saturday … Continued

UK: West, Iran cite progress in nuclear talks
22nd Mar 2015

UK: West, Iran cite progress in nuclear talks

    [Photo:The foreign ministers of Germany, the US, UK, and France met in London to discuss the situation with Iran]     In London, Western officials have announced “substantial progress” in talks with Iran, while also pledging that any … Continued


The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on 25 March in central London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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