Leader of the Labour Party
“On behalf of the Labour Party, I want to send my best wishes to all Muslims in the United Kingdom celebrating Eid al-Adha.
I know this is a special time for Muslims, and it is an opportunity to celebrate the values of Islam. Values of family, of community and of charity.
At a time when so many people around the world are facing such hardship, these values seem more important than ever.
I also want to take this chance to recognise the enormous contributions Muslims across Britain make to our country, to our communities and to our way of life.
I wish you all a peaceful and happy Eid.
Sir Vince Cable
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
“I wish to send a message on my behalf and my party, the liberal Democrats, to Muslim in Britain, to wish you well, to have a happy Eid celebration as Ramadan comes to an end.
I know the importance of this event, a time where Muslims come together to celebrate to share presents, goodwill and it’s an important occasion for followers of the faith.
It’s a useful time, I think, for me to stress the importance we attach to the different communities within the UK particularly the Muslim community and the enormous contributions they make in so many different ways to Britain’s society so thank, happy Eid, Eid Mubarak”
The Mayor of London
And Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating the end of Ramadan!
I’ll be honest, this year I’ve found fasting from dawn until dusk tough going.
But as always, it’s been a deeply rewarding experience too because it gives an appreciation of just how hard life can be for those who are less fortunate, the hungry, the destitute and the homeless.
For me the highlight of Ramadan has been breaking my fast with Londoners of all faiths and backgrounds at events across our city.
From the first-ever Iftar to be hosted at St Paul’s Cathedral, with the Bishop of London.
To the Ramadan Tent project with hundreds of young Londoners of all backgrounds in Trafalgar square.
At a time of rising intolerance, it’s been inspiring to see London come together like this showing that our diversity isn’t a weakness, but our city’s greatest strength.
From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!”