Voting is a vital part of democracy. It's a right that the suffragettes fought for and even died for over a century ago. It's a right that is denied to many in numerous countries around the world. It's a right that means we have the opportunity to change the future direction of our nation every few years.

This general election is one of the most important for a generation, and my fear is that it is also one where many of us are suffering from voting fatigue. Some parts of the UK have had an election or referendum every year for the last 5 years and they feel fed up by it. I completely understand those feelings. But sadly things will not change unless we cast our votes on 12th December and try to change things for the better.

It doesn't matter who you vote for or what your political persuasion is. What matters is that your voice is heard, and the only way to do that is to vote.

Hate crimes are sadly on the increase across the UK, and the discourse in society about difference and diversity is becoming quite toxic. As Sikhs, we are taught to recognise the whole of humanity as one and to pray for the wellbeing of society as a whole. In this general election, the best way all of us can put our faith into action is through casting our vote.

Jasvir Singh is a Family Law Barrister and is the Vice Chair of Faiths Forum.