Kulveer Ranger

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Kulveer Singh Ranger (born 1975)[1] is a British Conservative politician, currently the Mayor of London's Director of Environment and Digital London. He was previously Director for Transport Policy, appointed by Boris Johnson after he won the Mayoral election in May 2008.

Family and early life[edit]

Ranger is a Sikh, born in Hammersmith in West London, the son of Indian parents. His grandfather Gurnam Singh Sahni set up the first British Asian newspaper The Punjab Times in the mid-sixties.

Ranger was educated at Latymer Upper School, an independent school in Hammersmith, followed by University College London, where he gained an Honours degree in Architecture. He also has a business diploma from Kingston Business School.[2]

Career[edit]

Having initially worked in fashion, he spent ten years in management consultancy with The Nichols Group, with work concentrated on delivering major projects in key public services, particularly transport, where the clients included the Department for Transport, Network Rail and London Underground.

At the 2005 General Election, Ranger stood as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Makerfield, Greater Manchester, against the Labour incumbent Ian McCartney. In the 2006 Local Elections he stood in Hounslow, increasing the Conservative vote in his ward by 40%.

In May 2009 while reviewing potential cycle "super highways" with The Lord Adonis and Boris Johnson the group had a 'near-death' experience when a passing lorry's back door 'suddenly flew open, dragged a parked car into the street and smashed into another – just feet from the group'.[3]

At the time of his appointment as the Mayor's Director for Transport Policy, Ranger was Vice Chairman (for Cities) for the Conservative Party. He was appointed the Mayor's Director of Environment and Digital London in April 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Any questions for Kulveer Ranger? conservativehome August 2007
  2. ^ Any questions for Kulveer Ranger? conservativehome August 2007
  3. ^ Helm, Toby (23 May 2009). "Boris Johnson's 'near-death experience' with lorry caught on camera". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 February 2010. 

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