Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom,
The Rt. Hon. Lord Ahmed of Rotherham is a member of the House of Lords. Appointed by Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998, he was the first Muslim Peer and is currently an Independent Member of the House of Lords. He led the first delegation on behalf of the British Government on the Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj. At home, he speaks on issues of equality, and has spoken on several occasions on the topics of race, religion and gender. He has advocated legislation against religious discrimination and forced marriage and has been an opponent of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lord Ahmed is a successful businessman in the field of property development in South Yorkshire and the Founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ‘Entrepreneurship’.