The state of the economy and Islamophobia were among the topics discussed when Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Sayeeda Warsi met a group of Bradford Muslim women yesterday.

Around 50 Muslim women attended the Bradford Circle forum held at The Carlisle Business Centre, to engage in a debate with Baroness Warsi, the most senior Muslim woman politician in Britain. Other issues discussed included education and young people's futures.

Baroness Warsi said: "Every time I meet a large group of Muslim women I get exactly the same experience – I walk away thinking wow. They are energetic, articulate, they've thought about the issues they are engaging in and are warm. This is again one of those experiences.

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