Parmjit Singh Gill
- This article is about the Member of the British Parliament. For the Member of the Canadian Parliament, see Parm Gill. For others, see Parmjit Singh (disambiguation).
|Parmjit Singh Gill|
|Member of Parliament
for Leicester South
15 July 2004 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Jim Marshall|
|Succeeded by||Sir Peter Soulsby|
20 December 1966 |
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
Parmjit Singh Gill (born 20 December 1966 in Leicester) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. As Member of Parliament for Leicester South from July 2004 to May 2005, he is the only ever ethnic-minority Liberal Democrat MP.
He was first elected as Liberal Democrat councillor for the Stoneygate Ward in Leicester and was elected to the House of Commons at the Leicester South by-election on 15 July 2004. He contested the seat again at the 2005 general election, but this time came second to the Labour Party candidate, Sir Peter Soulsby. He continued to serve as councillor for Leicester City Council's Stoneygate Ward until defeated in May 2011.
He was initially selected to run as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the 2011 Leicester South by-election after Sir Peter Soulsby stood down to run for Mayor for Leicester. However he stood down after a short time citing family pressures. He was replaced by Zuffar Haq.
He is married to Juliet Gill and the couple have a son and a daughter.
- Parmjit Singh Gill profile at the site of Liberal Democrats
- Leicester Liberal Democrats constituency party
- Guardian Politics Ask Aristotle - Parmjit Singh Gill
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Parmjit Gill
- The Public Whip - Parmjit Gill voting record
- BBC News - Parmjit Singh Gill profile 10 February 2005
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Leicester South
2004 – 2005
Sir Peter Soulsby