Parmjit Singh Gill

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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
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Member of Parliament
for Leicester South
In office
15 July 2004 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Jim Marshall
Succeeded by Sir Peter Soulsby
Majority 1,654 (5.4%)
Personal details
Born (1966-12-20) 20 December 1966 (age 51)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Spouse(s) Juliet Gill
Children 2

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 was the first 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 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.[1]

He works as a local authority information management and security consultant for Charnwood Borough Council. Prior to that he worked as a data protection administrator for Leicester City Council.

He is married to Juliet Gill and the couple has a son and a daughter.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jim Marshall
Member of Parliament for Leicester South
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Soulsby