Shaffaq Mohammed

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Shaffaq Mohammed

Member of the European Parliament
for Yorkshire and the Humber
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Preceded byMike Hookem
Personal details
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal Democrats

Shaffaq Mohammed MBE (born 21 July 1972)[3] is a British politician, who has been the Liberal Democrats Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Yorkshire and the Humber since 2019.[4]

In the 2015 Dissolution Honours, Mohammed was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) "for political service" as a councillor on Sheffield City Council.[5]

Shaffaq Mohammed was born in Pakistani administered Kashmir.[6]

He stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2016 Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election, where he finished third with 6.1% of the vote, saving the party's deposit, and pushing the Conservatives into fourth place.

He has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Sheffield Central constituency in the upcoming general election.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Shaffaq MOHAMMED | MEPs". www.europarl.europa.eu. European Parliament. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. ^ "The UK's European elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "No. 61359". The London Gazette (Supplement). 22 September 2015. p. 17615.
  6. ^ "Ann Widdecombe and Brexit Party out of order comparing EU to slave masters – Yorkshire MEP Shaffaq Mohammed". www.yorkshirepost.co.uk. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidates". Mark Pack. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.