During my time as MP for South Swindon, I have spent many enjoyable hours with my friends at the Swindon Hindu Temple. This is the only Hindu Temple in Wiltshire.
The Hindu community have worked hard to serve the local community from the Temple. They have served free meals, hosted blood donation camps, provided mental health workshops and helped the vulnerable during the pandemic.
I am shocked and dismayed by the recent break in and the appalling actions of those who stole donations and desecrated the temple.
My thoughts are with the Hindu community. I will do all I can to help our community during this difficult time.