Mohammad Asghar

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Mohammad Asghar

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Mohammad Asghar, June 2016
Member of the Senedd
for South Wales East
In office
3 May 2007 – 16 June 2020
Preceded byLaura Anne Jones
Succeeded byLaura Anne Jones
Personal details
Born(1945-09-30)30 September 1945
Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, British India
(Now in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan)
Died16 June 2020(2020-06-16) (aged 74)
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Political partyWelsh Conservative Party
Other political
affiliations
Plaid Cymru (until 2009)
Welsh Labour Party (mid 1990s)
Websitewww.mohammadasghar.org.uk

Mohammad Asghar (30 September 1945[1] – 16 June 2020)[2] known as Oscar,[3] was a Welsh politician. He was a member of the Welsh Conservative Party, and of the Welsh Labour Party, and Plaid Cymru. He was elected to the Welsh Assembly in 2007 as a member of Plaid Cymru on the list for South Wales East.[4]

He is best known for being the first ethnic minority and Muslim Member of the Senedd,[5] and being the first Assembly Member who was a member of a political party to defect to another party.[6]

Asghar died on 16 June 2020 after being rushed to hospital in Newport, Wales earlier in the day, aged 74.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ASGHAR, Mohammad, "Who's Who 2009"". A & C Black, 2008. Online ed., Oxford: OUP. 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Welsh Conservative MS Mohammad Asghar has died aged 74". Western Mail. 16 June 2020.
  3. "Mohammed Asghar AM". National Assembly for Wales. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Labour given a bloody nose icWales, 4 May 2007
  5. First ethnic minority AM elected BBC News, 4 May 2007
  6. "Plaid Assembly Member joins Welsh Conservatives". Welsh Conservative Party. 8 December 2009. Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2020.