East Hampshire was well represented when the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held a National Peace Symposium at the biggest mosque in Britain.

District councillors Adeel Shah, Anthony Williams, Andy Tree and Charlene Maines were among the hundreds who attended the event at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden.

Whitehill town mayor, Cllr Leeroy Scott, also attended along with Liberal Democrats leader Sir Ed Davy MP, Jonathan Lord MP and Dame Siobhain McDonagh MP from the Conservatives and Labour party, respectively.

The Worldwide Head and Caliph of the AMC, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, urged the world to resist revenge in a moving keynote speech.

His Holiness said: “We must all come together, setting aside national, political, and other vested interests for the greater good of humanity and to ensure that we leave behind a prosperous world for our future generations.”

Cllr Tree thanked organisers for their “gracious hospitality” and called the keynote speech “thought-provoking”.