Imran Hussain
Shadow Minister for Justice
Assumed office
3 July 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Shadow Minister of State for International Development
In office
14 January 2016 – 3 July 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Succeeded by Roberta Blackman-Woods
Member of Parliament
for Bradford East
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by David Ward
Majority 20,540 (45%)
Personal details
Born (1978-06-07) 7 June 1978 (age 45)
Website Official website

Imran Hussain (born 7 June 1978) is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bradford East after gaining the seat from the Liberal Democrats, in the 2015 general election.

Political career


Hussain was a councillor in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council having first been elected in 2002. In 2003, Hussain brought forward a motion to Bradford Council opposing the Iraq War.

In 2008, he was elected as Deputy Leader of the Council's Labour Group. In 2010, when Labour took control of the council, he became Deputy Leader of Bradford Council and remained in that position for five years until the 2015 general election when he was elected to the House of Commons.

Following his election to Westminster, Hussain rejected his council allowance, which he was entitled to, stating it was a "principled decision" as it would be wrong "to get two salaries" from public office.

Member of Parliament

In 2014, Bradford East Constituency Labour Party opened its parliamentary selection process. In the final selection meeting held on 1 November 2014, Hussain was chosen over three other candidates, including the President of the Trades Union Congress to become Labour's candidate for the seat. During his 2015 general election campaign for Bradford East, Hussain rejected a £1,000 donation from Tony Blair citing his own opposition to the Iraq War as the reason.

He was subsequently elected to Parliament in 2015 by gaining the seat from David Ward of the Liberal Democrats with a 13.8% swing to Labour and a majority of 7,084.

On 15 May 2015, Hussain was one of 10 newly elected Labour MPs who signed an open letter calling for a Leader of the Labour Party who will not "draw back to the ‘New Labour’ creed of the past" and will oppose austerity.

On 20 July 2015, Hussain was one of 48 Labour MPs who voted against the Welfare Bill and therefore rebelled against the Labour Party's position of abstaining on the vote. He described the bill as "cruel and unfair" and said it would be "attacking hard working families, the poorest and children".

Hussain was one of 36 Labour MPs who nominated Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015. He fully supported Corbyn's leadership campaign.

On 14 January 2016, Hussain was appointed Shadow Minister of State for International Development by Jeremy Corbyn.

On 3 July 2017, he was appointed Shadow Minister of State for Justice.