Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

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Singapore 2009

Posted by jonathanfryer on Saturday, 25th April, 2009

jf-with-merlene-emersonMerlene Toh Emerson, LibDem PPC for Hammersmith, and I joined in the festivities with about 15,000 Singaporeans and friends in the park at Hampton Court this afternoon, at a Singapore 2009 event — one of several taking place around the world. The mood was good, not least because the weather was better than forecast and all of the delicious varieties of food were free! The Singapore government, which doesn’t like to lose track of its citizens when they move abroad, certainly put out the red carpet for everyone, with singing and comedy acts and even a Deputy Prime Minister flown to London for the occasion, plus a goodie bag which included a handy mat for sitting on the grass.

We were there to point out to Singaporean, Malaysian and other Commonwealth citizens resident in the UK that they have the right to vote n the European elections here on 4 June, as long as they are registered (closing date for registration 19 May).

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