Bangladeshi-origin Rupa made UK’s shadow cabinet minister

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Bangladeshi-origin parliament member Rupa Huq has been named home affairs minister in the shadow cabinet of UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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 on Thursday, according to a news agency BSS report.

Her ancestral home is in Pabna district of Bangladesh.

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.

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.

According to the, the members of the cabinet are:

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities – Paula Sheriff.

Shadow Minister for Transport – Richard Burden.

Shadow Minister for Defence – Wayne David (announced yesterday).

Shadow Minister for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Khalid Mahmood.

Shadow Minister for Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection – Gill Furniss.

Shadow Minister for Home Affairs – Rupa Huq.

Shadow Minister for Home Affairs – Lyn Brown.

Source: Prothom Alo