Qurban Hussain, Baron Hussain

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The Lord Hussain
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
20 January 2011
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
Qurban Hussain

(1956-03-27) 27 March 1956 (age 63)
Kotly, Azad Jammu Kashmir
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal Democrat
OccupationPolitician

Qurban Hussain, Baron Hussain (Urdu: قربان حسین‎; born 27 March 1956) is a politician and life peer, born in Kotli, Azad Kashmir.[1]

He was the unsuccessful candidate for parliament for Luton South in 2005 and 2010. He was firstly a member of the Labour Party, from 1996 to 2003 but then joined the Liberal Democrats. He has been a member of Luton Borough Council since 2003, serving as its Deputy Leader from 2005 to 2007.

He was created a life peer as Baron Hussain, of Luton in the county of Bedfordshire on 20 January 2011.[2] Previously aligning with the Liberal Democrats, Hussain withdrew from the party in March 2015 amidst a scandal involving his allegedly smuggling a two-year-old Kashmiri boy into the UK decades earlier,[3] he was later readmitted.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The story of two Pakistani-origin Lords - The Express Tribune". 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. ^ "No. 59680". The London Gazette. 25 January 2011. p. 1161.
  3. ^ Matthew Drake (21 March 2015). "Liberal Democrat peer Qurban Hussain investigated after allegedly smuggling Pakistani boy into UK". Mirror.
  4. ^ https://beta.parliament.uk/people/I2vJRPt9

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