Rupa Huq - Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Family, Height, Party, Wiki
Rupa Huq is a British politician, columnist, and academic. She was a senior lecturer in the sociology department at Kingston University until being elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Ealing Central and Acton in the general election of 2015. The Labour Party suspended her in September 2022 pending an investigation into alleged racist comments made at a conference fringe event.
Rupa Huq Known For
- Rupa Huq is a British Independent MP, columnist, and academic.
- She is known for being elected the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Central and Acton at the 2015 general election.
Who are Rupa Huq's Parents?
Rupa Huq was born on 2nd April 1972 with the birth name of Rupa Asha Huq in Hammersmith, London, England. She was raised on Brunswick Road in Ealing after being born in Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. In 1962, her father, Muhammad Huq (also known as Abedul), and her mother, Rowshan Ara Huq (also known as Dulali Biswas), relocated to Britain from East Pakistan, which is now known as Bangladesh. Her mother was from Kuthipara, and her father was from Maksedpur, both of which are neighborhoods in Pabna city.
Before deciding to create an Indian restaurant in Soho, London, her father was working toward a career as an actuary at The Prudential. He opened another restaurant in Harrow and later retired. Her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and died on 5 September 2014. Her mother died on 21 May 2017 after being ill for several months. Her elder sister, Nutun, is an architect. Her younger sister, Konnie Huq is a former Blue Peter presenter. She holds British nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her present age is 50 as of 2022.
About her education, she attended Montpelier Primary School in Ealing. In 1980, at the age of eight, Huq was featured in the BBC Schools program Look and Read when the program visited the school. For her secondary education, she attended the private Notting Hill and Ealing High School. In 1993, she graduated with an upper second in Political and Social Sciences and Law from Newnham College, Cambridge, for a BA.
In the year 1999, she completed a Ph.D. in cultural studies with a thesis on youth culture at the University of East London, comparing young people in East London and the Alsace region of France. This included being a post-graduate at Strasbourg II University in France, during which time she also worked at the European Parliament for the Labour Party, shadowing Labour MEP Carole Tongue.
Rupa Huq Career Timeline
- Huq relocated to Manchester in the year 1998.
- From 1998 to 2004, she was a lecturer at the University of Manchester. She was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship during the time.
- She then held the position of senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University from September 2004 to September 2015, teaching courses in sociology and criminology.
- She also taught Media and Cultural Studies.
Writing and media career
- Huq has written articles that have been published in The Guardian, Tribune, New Statesman, and Progress magazine, as well as The Times Higher Education Supplement.
- In 2006, her book "Beyond Subculture: youth, pop, and identity in a post-colonial world" was published.
- In May 2012, her second book "Making Sense of Suburbia through Popular Culture" was published.
- She was a contributor to the 2011 book What Next for Labour? Ideas for a new generation.
- 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.
- Also, she has appeared on Channel 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 2004, she stood as a candidate for Labour in the European Parliament election in North West England.
- In 2005, 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.
- In 2010, she was one of three Labour candidates standing for a council seat in Walpole in the constituency of Ealing.
- In November 2013, Huq 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.
- In May 2015, Huq won the Ealing Central and Acton seat with a 274 majority. She won 22,002 votes, and the previous incumbent Angie Bray received 21,728 votes, with a turnout of 71.4%.
- In June 2017, in the general election, Huq retained her seat with an increased majority of 13,807.
- She was appointed vice chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Music Group and All-Party Parliamentary on Crossrail.
- Since her election, Huq has been a member of the Justice Select Committee.
- In October 2016, Huq was appointed as a member of the Shadow Home Affairs team in the Labour Party's frontbench in Parliament.
- On 22 June 2020, she joined the Panel of Chairs.
- She has been a member of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee since March 2022.
- In September 2022, she was accused of making racist comments during a speech at a Labour Party fringe event running parallel to the 2022 Labour Party Conference. She said of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, who is black and a member of the Conservative Party, “Superficially he is a black man… if you hear him on the Today Programme, you wouldn’t know he is black.” In response, figures within the Conservative Party including its Chairman demanded the whip be removed from Huq and her expulsion from the Labour Party.
- She was suspended from the Labour Party for her comments on 27 September 2022.
Who is Rupa Huq's Husband?
Rupa Huq is a married woman. In the year 2003, she tied the knot with her husband, Karim Murji. The couple is blessed with a son named Rafi (born in 2004). Today, the family is living a happy life and their love bond is going intense with the passage of time. Her sexual orientation is straight. The family is residing in Ealing, London, England.
How much is Rupa Huq's Net Worth?
Rupa Huq is a politician who has made a cool fortune from her profession. As of 2022, the net worth of Rupa is estimated to have $3 Million. She has amassed this net worth from her profession as a politician and as a Member of Parliament.
The basic annual salary of an MP counting from 1 April 2018 is £77,379 and the MP also receives the expenses to cover the cost of running their office, staff, and travel expenses. Her annual salary is in thousand of dollars. She is living a standard lifestyle at present and she is satisfied with her earnings.
Rupa Huq Height and Weight
Rupa Huq is a charming woman with a standing height of 1.63 m or 5 feet 3 inches. Her body weight consists of 54 KG or 119 lbs. Her eye color is black and her hair color is also black. She has got a healthy body with an average body type. Her body measurement is 34-25-35 in.
Trivias About Rupa Huq You Need To Know.
- Huq is fluent in four languages: English, Bengali, French, and Hindi.
- Aries is her zodiac sign.
- Her birth name is Rupa Asha Huq.
- Her younger sister, Konnie Huq is former Blue Peter presenter.
- She was elected the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Central and Acton at the 2015 general election.