Meet Kamran Hussain

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Welcome to my website.

 

I believe that every child has unique potential and as a Liberal I want to work to ensure that Liberal ladders of opportunity are planted so everyone can reach their potential.

 

I want you to join with me to ensure that a strong diverse Liberal Democrat voice is heard here in Leeds and nationally to champion those opportunities.

 

One of the greatest things about the Liberal Democrats is that they believe that no one shall be enslaved by conformity. I believe that this is a great Liberal value and that we should all shout about from the rooftops and say to every child born: be who you want to be, do what you want to do and don’t let society tell you who you are or put barriers in your way to what you can achieve.

 

I am proud that this country is enriched with diversity and that people are given equal opportunities to succeed irrespective of their gender, religion, race, colour, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. I believe in building bridges between the various communities and not creating walls. And throughout my life, I am proud to say I have brought people together.

 

I was lucky to be born into a Liberal family. And it is the liberal values that I want my two young children to learn as they grow up in this world. As parents, we want our children to enjoy the benefits that we have enjoyed, from having a good education to travelling abroad. And a good education is a key to opening doors.

 

I was lucky to have attended local catholic schools. I was the first in my family to attend university. I am now a managing partner in a Headingley (Leeds) based law firm and have recently been nationally recognised for my work. I am proud to have beaten off competition from across the UK to win The British Muslim Awards 2018.

 

I am passionate about Europe and was privileged to lead the EU Referendum Campaign for Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats. I believe that we are stronger, safer and better together and our children should continue to enjoy the opportunities that we have taken for granted.

 

The British public are quite right to be worried about the future. Brexit has brought uncertainty, NHS is lacking the funding it needs, and we are becoming less safe in our communities. In our proud nation, divisions sadly do exist, between the rich and poor, north and south and of course leave and remain areas. Brexit has brought these differences to the forefront. The Conservative Government, which is engulfed in deep divisions has made a mess of the negotiations. And our children will suffer the consequences.

 

I believe the Government must rise above internal political divisions and work with others to ensure that we can reach a deal that is both workable and in the interests of our children. And the deal, should ultimately be put to the people in a people’s vote. And if the people decide that the deal is not good enough, then they should have the option to Exit from Brexit and remain in the European Union.

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.

Kamran’s View

On Brexit

Thousands lined the streets of Leeds on Saturday to demonstrate against Brexit. We must thank the organisers, the police and other bodies for allowing this to happen.

With 12 months to go, the Prime Minister and her Government have failed to tell us what sort of relationship we will have in the future with our neighbours and friends in mainland Europe…

 

On Empty Housing

The Liberal Democrats this week have pressurised the Conservative Government to take decisive action on empty houses, by giving new powers to councils.

Under pressure from the Liberal Democrats, the government has accepted the principle of an amendment from Liberal Democrats Peers, Baroness Pinnock and Lord Shipley to set in place an escalator of council tax charges…

On School Funding

Across Yorkshire and The Humber, one of the biggest issues on the doorstep is cuts to school funding. This is damaging children’s futures.

At the General Election, the Liberal Democrats argued for extra investment of £7bn in school and college budgets to ensure that no school would lose funding. We could then give more support to children from disadvantaged backgrounds through the pupil…

On Class Size

Shocking figures have revealed that the number of pupils in classes over 30 continues to soar.

The figures show that 344,000 secondary school pupils are now being taught in class sizes over 30, up 21% compared to two years ago and over one in nine secondary school children are now being taught in a class of over 30.

 

On Public Sector Pay

The Chancellor in his budget has refused to lift the public sector pay freeze, resulting in workers including teachers and police officers £3,000 worse off by 2020.

According to research by Liberal Democrats on OBR figures, a newly qualified teacher on £22,970 will be £3,032 worse off by 2020 because of the public sector pay freeze and a newly trained police officer on £22,962 will be £3,031 worse off by 2020.

On Regional Funding

Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords have rightly tabled an amendment to the Government’s Article 50 Bill, demanding ministers publish details of how their Brexit strategy will impact on local funding and economic growth in regions across the UK.

Yorkshire and Humber is a major recipient of EU investment and was due to receive approximately £670 million by the end of the current funding round in 2020.

On Hate Crimes

Crime Statistics published recently, show that hate crimes in the United Kingdom are up by a staggering 40%, with 1202 crimes being committed every week.

The data shows 1200 hate crimes a week happening in the UK. This is a very worrying trend that we should all be worried about.

I am convinced that the rise of populism and nationalism is creating a climate that encourages attacks on the vulnerable.

On Crime

Office for National Statistics have revealed that the number of violent offences involving weapons continues to rise in England and Wales. In March 2018, offences involving knives or sharp instruments had risen by 16% to 40,147. The total number of homicides (murder and manslaughter) also rose by 12% from the previous year.

Office for National Statistics have revealed that the number of violent offences involving weapons continues to rise in England and Wales.

On Modern Slavery

The Home Office has this week published a report, which estimates that modern slavery (including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude) is estimated to cost the UK between £3.3 and £4.3 billion a year.

And the number of victims of this has been estimated between 10,000 and 13,000 people (though in reality the numbers may be much higher).

The Home Office report lays bare the huge costs of modern slavery to both our society and our economy.

On Green Energy

We, the Liberal Democrats have always championed green energy and in government, we oversaw the trebling of renewable electricity generation. But the Conservatives have repeatedly cut support for green energy producers, damaging the environment and costing British jobs.

Our plan includes expanding renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions, cutting dependence on fossil fuel imports and generating more jobs and prosperity.

On NHS & Social Care

The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them chronically under-funded, while need continues to grow and patient care suffers. Social care is facing a funding blackhole of £2 billion this year alone and more than a million older people are missing out on the care that they need.

People are routinely left stranded in hospital after they finish their treatment because the follow up care and support they need is not available.

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