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Who is Rupa Huq?
Rupa Asha Huq is a British prominent Independent MP, columnist, and academic. At the 2015 general election, she was elected as Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Central and Action. Formerly, she was a senior lecturer in sociology at Kingston University. In September 2022, she was suspended by the Labour Party pending an investigation into alleged racist comments made at a conference fringe event.
How Old Is Rupa Huq?
She is 50 years old as of September 2022, having been born on April 2, 1972, in Hammersmith, London, England. Rupa shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Daniel Seavey, Michael Storen, BadBoyHalo, Quavo, Caleb Burton, and many more.
Rupa Huq Family
Who are Rupa Huq’s Parents?
She was born to Mohammed Huq (Father, who died on September 5, 2014) and Roshan Ara Huq (Mother, who died on May 21, 2017).
Does Rupa Huq have Siblings?
She has two sisters. An elder sister by the name Nutun Huq (an architect) and a younger sister by the name Konnie Huq (born on July 17, 1975), a British television and radio presenter, screenwriter, and children’s author.
Rupa Huq Education
She received her high school education at Notting Hill and Ealing High School. After high school, she attended Newnham College, where she graduated with an upper second in Political and Social Sciences and Law in 1993 for B.A. Later, she attended the University of East London where she completed a Ph.D. in cultural studies with a thesis on youth culture in 1999. Also, she was a post-graduate at The University Marc Bloch during which time she also worked at the European Parliament for the Labour Party.
Rupa Huq Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life, Karim Murji. They married in 2003.
Rupa Huq Kids
She and her husband Karim have one kid, a son by the name of Rafi Huq (born in 2004).
Rupa Huq Career
A Teaching Career
She moved to Manchester in 1998. From 1994 to 2004, she was a lecturer at the University of Manchester during which time she held a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship. She was then a senior lecturer in Sociology and Criminology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Kingston University from September 2004 until 2015. Moreover, she has taught Media and Cultural Studies.
A Writing and Media Career
In addition to her teaching career, she has contributed to Tribune, The Guardian, New Statesman, Progress Magazine, and The Times Higher Education Supplement. Her research specialism has chiefly been youth culture and pop music. And has a particular interest in David Bowie. Her book, Beyond Subculture: youth, pop, and Identity in a post-colonial world on these themes was published in 2006. Subsequently, it was one of five titles shortlisted for the 2007 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. Her second book, Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture was published in May 2012.
In 2013, her books, On the Edge: The Contested Cultures of English Suburbia After 7/7 and Making Sense of Suburbia Through Popular Culture were published. In the media, she has appeared on Chanel 5 S and Bangla TV as well as Channel 4 News and BBC News 24. On radio, she has been on the Today program on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, and BBC Asian Network. In addition to her writing and media career, she says that she has been a part-time DJ.
An Early Political Career
She was a researcher for Tony Banks and Patricia Hewitt. And she stood as a candidate for Labour in the European Parliament election in North West England. The next year, she stood as the Labour parliamentary candidate in Chesham and Amersham at the 2005 general election. In 2008, she served on a UK government Foreign and Commonwealth “Understanding Islam” delegation to Bangladesh. She was one of three Labour candidates standing for a council seat in Walpole in the constituency of Ealing in 2010. In November 2013, she was chosen by Labour as their prospective parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton constituency to challenge Conservative MP Angie Bray at the 2015 general election.
A Parliamentary Career
Rupa won the Ealing Central and Acton seat in May 2015, with a 274 majority. There, she won 22,002 votes whereas the previous incumbent Angie Bray received 21,728 votes with a turnout of 71.4%. The Green Party decided not to contest her seat in the general election in April 2017.
A Career in Political Positions
She was appointed vice chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Music Group and All-Party Parliamentary on Crossrail. Moreover, she chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group in London with specific reference to planning and the built environment. She was then appointed as a member of the Shadow Home Affairs team in October 2016, on the Labour Party’s frontbench in Parliament. On June 22, 2020, she joined the Panel of Chairs. Since March 2022, she has been a member of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee.
Rupa Huq Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 3inches (1.63m) and a weight of 54kg (119lbs).
Rupa Huq’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of $3 million.