Bradford West candidate selected

March 11, 2012 8:12 pm

After a quick fire selection process, Labour’s candidate for the Bradford West by-election was selected this evening by local members from a shortlist of seven.

The candidate for the by-election will be Imran Hussain – congratulations to them, and commiserations to the other candidates. A biography for Imran can be found below.

Update: We understand that Hussain won in the first round with 233 votes.

Imran Hussain – Cllr Imran Hussain represents Toller Ward in Bradford West and is Deputy Leader of Bradford Council. Imran was born, raised and has lived in Bradford West all his life. For the last 10 years he has been Chair of Bradford West Constituency Party and joined the Labour Party at 17. He qualified as a barrister at the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, London and, from 2003, worked mainly as a criminal defence lawyer. Imran also played a key role in ensuring that the English Defence League demonstration in Bradford in August 2010 was contained and ran a high visibility public campaign against the EDL. Imran is supported by all 12 of his Cllr colleagues in Bradford West.

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  • AnthonyT

    Congratulations to Cllr Hussain, I look forward to doing some campaigning in Bradford West.

  • Ibby Ullah

    Result as predicted!!  The new candidate sounds very promising and I wish him all the best!!

  • Mahboobreporter

    It is the right of the people of Bradford that they should select their local representative to represent them. Imran Hussain did well. He is talented and well spoken person. We congratulate him for his success as well as people of Bradford. It is vital that it is the very first time that Muslim majority of the constituency has succeeded to elect a Muslim member of parliament. We wish you a good luck Imran Hussain and looking forward to see you successful on 29 March 2012 
    Mahboob

    • Mackem

      ‘muslim majority’?, ‘succeeded to elect’?, ‘muslim member?’ What are you supporting here? Contituencies belonging to whatever racial/religious grouping has a majority? Everyone voting for members of their particular grouping? And no, that’s not the same thing as wanting a fair representation for all groupings. It’s an advocacy of tribal politics. And no, it won’t do to say that tribalism is all right for members of minority groupings but but not members of the majority grouping.  That’s neither sound morals nor practical politics. Minorities voting for their own is simply an invitation for the majority to behave likewise – and you can say goodbye to the cause of fair representaion if that takes hold.

    • Itchy Bungle

      I’m sorry, but there is no such thing as a ‘right to select a local representative’
      Talented and well spoken … ermmm sorry who are we talking about? What utter rubbish you spout
      I, for one, will be supporting George Galloway

  • safe hands

    Wow, Labour allows a local candidate to be selected, instead of someone parachuted in. You could almost call it democratic.  I need a cup of tea.

  • Ms. Tuitt

    I am very pleased to see the local party full participation in selection of the labour candidate , unlike the tories who are underrepresented of our diverse nation . We are the most democratic party , we should be proud .
    Wish you all in bradford west all the best . Catherine Tuitt

  • Chilbaldi

    Sounds like an excellent candidate – committed to the cause and well qualified. Not too fussed as to whether he is local or not.

  • http://twitter.com/Mitz_Mistry Mitesh Mistry

    Glad to see that a person born and  bred in Bradford, a person who has Bradford in his blood has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Bradford West by-election.  Imran for me is an inspiration.. I am a Labour Party member and hope to follow in his footsteps to lead Bradford into a new era of politics for the better good of us all. I hope he succeeds and puts Bradford back on the map.   Good Luck..!!

    Politics Student at Sheffield Hallam University (19) From Bradford

    • Suleman

      bloody hell the guy is thick who cant even speak properly and you seriously think he should be an MP its people like you thats putting dim wits like this into parliment.

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  • Urban Mystic

    a criminal defence lawyer…Mmm, an expert in manipulating the truth!!  should do well in this synonomous career

  • Mobeenhussain

    his a corrupt and fake person- if ppl like him become a MP it’s just a shame- i know him personally- total fake person!!

  • Nabeel-jaat

    OMG THE ARROGANT PRICK WILL BE A MP? WTF

    • Wheelchair1991

      he seems like a very good candidate to me you should be supporting him and the Party

  • Uyikfu

    vote RESPECT. This ‘Imran Hussain’ can’t even put a sentence together.

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  • Stevemon834

    So why, after the by-election,  is this candidate now coming across as not in touch with his constituents and typical of the clan politics that is claimed to be the norm for selection?

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    • treborc

      How do you challenge  this, we know it’s correct the lad labour picked did not do enough, labour did not do enough obviously they thought Galloway would be better for the people of that area

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