Cllr Ron Mushiso meets Rishi Sunak at Downing Street Advent reception

Image above: Cllr Ron Mushiso with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

Chiswick councillor joins UK community leaders and Christian faith representatives at event hosted by the Prime Minister

Chiswick Gunnersbury ward councillor Cllr Ron Mushiso attended an Advent reception at Downing Street on Tuesday (29 November), where he met the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Cllr Mushiso was invited both as an RE teacher and as a local councillor. He teaches PE at St Benedict’s independent Roman Catholic school, with Religious Education as his second subject. Others on guest list were people in community leadership positions around the UK, representatives from charities and the Christian faith.

At the event, the Prime Minister spoke of the importance of coming together as families and as communities in the leading up to Christmas. Cllr Mushiso said he reminded those present of the difficulties faced over recent years when many were unsure how to celebrate during the festive season in the midst of a pandemic.

Cllr Mushiso later got a chance to meet the PM personally and hand a Chiswick Flower Market card to one of his staff. He later Tweeted:

“As a teacher of RE about to start the topic of Advent with my year 7 class, it was an honour to share this moment with our #PrimeMinister and leading figures of the Christian faith as we mark the festive period before Christmas. It is a time for unity, compassion and humility.”

Image above: Cllr Ron Mushisho outside of Downing Street holding a Chiswick Flower Market card

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