Khalid Mahmood is MP for Birmingham Perry Barr and a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange. He is a former Labour Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement and former Shadow Minister of State for Europe. He is also the Chairman of the All Party Group on Tackling Terrorism and is Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Relations. He has been Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr since the 2001 general election. He is a graduate of UCE Birmingham and a former engineer with a trade union background. He was a Birmingham City Councillor from 1990–1993, resigning his seat after leaving the city to work in Kuwait. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Home Office Minister Tony McNulty MP from 2005–06.
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by Khalid Mahmood | Aug 20, 2021Related Content When the Taliban were toppled in Afghanistan in 2001, I had only been a member of Parliament – representing a constituency that has many Muslim, as well as non-Muslim, voters – for a matter of months. But I can remember well the mood of the House in...
by Khalid Mahmood | Jul 2, 2021Related Content What should we make of the Batley and Spen by-election, won by Labour with a majority of just 323 votes? The victory, slim though it may be, is a credit to Kim Leadbeater who – with a gutsy campaign – has proved her doubters wrong and done her...
by Khalid Mahmood | May 7, 2021Related Content The election of a Conservative MP in Hartlepool for the first time in the constituency’s modern history is yet another wake-up call for my party. Peter Mandelson once enjoyed a 17,500 majority here. Now the Tories are deep into what was once safe...
by Khalid Mahmood | Mar 8, 2020Related Content How the accusation of Islamophobia is used to stifle free speech The startling revelation that the Labour Party is threatening to expel Trevor Phillips on grounds of ‘racism’ and ‘Islamophobia’ will be received in different ways. On the one hand, it...
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