Qurban Hussain, Baron Hussain

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The Lord Hussain
Member of the House of Lords
Assumed office
Leader Nick Clegg
Tim Farron
Personal details
Born Qurban Hussain
(1956-03-27)27 March 1956
Kotly, Azad Jammu Kashmir
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrat
Occupation Politician
Religion Muslim

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]