Afzal Khan MP
Afzal Khan MP CBE has been Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton since 2017, and is the first person from a BME background to represent a Manchester constituency in Parliament.
Prior to being elected as a Member of Parliament, Afzal was a North West MEP. Born in Pakistan, he moved to the UK when he was adopted out of poverty as a child. He worked as a labourer in a cotton mill, a bus driver and a Greater Manchester Police Officer, before qualifying as a solicitor and becoming a partner at his own firm. In 2000 he was elected to Manchester City Council, rising to become the first Asian Lord Mayor of the city and a member of the Council’s Executive.
Afzal has a long history of campaigning against racism and is a founding member of Hope not Hate and Unite Against Fascism. In 2008 he was awarded a CBE for his work on community cohesion, inter-faith and local government. In July 2017, just one month after being elected, Afzal was appointed as Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister.
You can find more about Afzal, including his contact details, on his website.