Kamal El-Hajji

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Kamal El-Hajji

Serjeant at Arms
of the House of Commons
In office
1 February 2016 – 31 July 2019
SpeakerJohn Bercow
Preceded byLawrence Ward
Personal details
Born
Mohammed Amal El-Hajji
NationalityBritish/Moroccan

Mohammed Amal El-Hajji, BEM, known as Kamal El-Hajji, is a British Security Official and civil servant. Since February 2016 he has been the Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons replacing Lawrence Ward. He had formerly been the Head of Front of House and VIP Relations at the Ministry of Justice headquarters, based at 102 Petty France.

Career[edit]

Since 2004, El-Hajji held a number of security and operational roles in the Department for Constitutional Affairs, and later the Ministry of Justice. From 2010 to 2015, he worked as the Head of Front of House and VIP Relations at the Ministry of Justice headquarters at 102 Petty France in London.[1]

In 2015, El-Hajji was chosen by a panel of MPs headed by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, to replace Lawrence Ward, who had retired in September 2015, as the next Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons.[2]

Honours[edit]

In the 2015 New Year Honours, El-Hajji was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) "for services to the Ministry of Justice"[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons". British Monarchy. Retrieved 24 December 2015.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "New Serjeant at Arms appointed". BBC News. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "No. 61092". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2014. pp. N28–N31.
Government offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Ward
Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons
2015–present
Incumbent