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Dr Rupa Huq appointed UK shadow minister for Home Affairs

Bangladeshi-origin parliament member has been appointed to the shadow cabinet of UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Dr Rupa Huq, who was elected in last year’s UK general elections from Ealing Central and Acton constituency, has been inducted into the Labour Party shadow cabinet as the Home Affairs Minister.

“I am delighted to have been appointed to the Labour front bench as Shadow Home Affairs Minister. Lots of work to do to keep the pressure on the Tory government,” she said in her Facebook post.

Her appointment comes after a shadow cabinet shake-up by Jeremy Corbyn following his re-election as Labour leader.

Rupa is a senior lecturer at the sociology department of the Kingston University. Her ancestral home is in northern Pabna district.

She was elected from Ealing Central and Acton constituency by bagging 22,002 votes. With her victory, the Labour Party regained the Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

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