Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden has been out and about, paying a visit constituents in Potters Bar and Northaw.

Mr Dowden visited the Oshwal Centre in Northaw, to meet with the Oshwal Association of the UK, which represents the largest Jain community in the UK.

"It was great to visit the Oshwal Centre in Northaw and to meet with the President of the Oshwal Association of the UK, Rumit Shah and Vice President, Nirmal Shah," said the MP for Hertsmere.

"The Oshwal Association of the UK is the largest Jain organisation in the United Kingdom. It was also a pleasure to be shown around the magnificent Temple and to hear about the great things the OAUK continue to do for the Jain community."

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Mr Dowden also visited the Cooperscroft Care Home in Potters Bar, speaking with residents on political issues.

"It was a pleasure to return to Cooperscroft Care Home after 5 years and to see the home continuing to thrive," he added.

"It was also great to meet residents who grew up locally, like me and discuss a wide range of topics.

"I particularly enjoyed meeting residents who grew up locally and hearing about their perspectives on political issues in our local area, and how the community has changed during their lifetimes."