Aspiring Potters Bar MP visits Jain Temple

PUBLISHED: 10:07 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 10 May 2017

Oliver Dowden, who is hoping to be re-elected as Conservative MP for Hertsmere, visited Potters Bar's Oshwal Jain Temple.

Oliver Dowden, who is hoping to be re-elected as Conservative MP for Hertsmere, visited Potters Bar's Oshwal Jain Temple.

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Oliver Dowden, who hopes to be re-elected as Potters Bar's Conservative MP next month, visited the Oshwal Jain Temple near the town.

Ahead of the general election on June 8, Mr Dowden visited the Oshwal Association Of The UK off Coopers Lane Road.

He said: “It was very enjoyable to visit the Jain Temple near Potters Bar last week, especially as we have a growing Jain community here in Hertsmere.

“It was a beautiful temple and it was great being able to see the work they do with older residents for myself as well.

“We also discussed the wider work the Jain community is doing in the community, including supporting the animal welfare centre near Watford.”

Jainism is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation.

The temple near Potters Bar is one of the main hubs of the movement in the UK, and has been home to the Jains since 1980.

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