Virendra Sharma

Virendra Sharma

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Virendra Kumar Sharma (born 5 April 1947) is a British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Southall since 2007.

Parliamentary career

Virendra Sharma was elected as MP in the Ealing Southall by-election, held on 19 July 2007. The by-election was called following the death of the sitting Labour MP, Piara Khabra on 19 June 2007. Sharma held on to the seat at the 2010 General Election.

In November 2008, the then Labour government gave Sharma the role of Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Treasury and Home Office, Phil Woolas MP, who had responsibility for borders and immigration. Sharma resigned from this post in January 2009 in protest at the Labour government's proposal to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Sharma is a member of the parliamentary select committee on Health, Human Rights and International Development. He has made official overseas visits as an MP to Cyprus, Kenya, India and Mauritius. He chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils. He...
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