New Muslim MP's 2010


We welcome the following British Muslims who take their seat in Parliament. We hope they will serve all their constituents, and be role models for the rest of us.



Rushanara Ali

The first British Muslim of Bangladeshi orgin to be elected to the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. Rushanara Ali regained the seat for Labour winning 21,784 of the vote.


Rehman Chishti

One of the first MP's to win for the Conservative Party. Rehman Chishti won the seat of Gillingham & Rainham from Labour with 21,624 votes.



Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid became the second Muslim MP for the Conservative, winning the safe Conservative seat of Bromsgrove with 22,558 votes. In April 2014 he was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport.


Sadiq Khan

The first British Muslim to be appointed to the Cabinet, Sadiq Khan retained his seat of Tooting winning 22,038 votes.


Shabana Mahmood

Shabana Mahmood won the seat of Birmingham Ladywood, increasing her share of the vote to 19, 950 votes.


Khalid Mahmood

The member for Birmingham Perry Barr regained his seat increasing his share of votes winning 21,142.



Yasmin Qureshi

Joining two other Muslim women MPs, Yasmin Qureshi won the seat of Bolton South East with 18,782 votes.



Anas Sarwar

Anas Sarwar is the only Muslim MP in Scotland, winning the seat of Glasgow Central by 15,908 votes.





We congratulate all who took part in this election, even those who could not make this list. By taking part, we have shown confidence in our democratic culture.

MV Media Releases

MCB Welcomes New Government and the Prospect of a New Politics

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, today congratulated Mr. David Cameron’s appointment as Prime Minister and welcomed Mr. Nick Clegg in his role as Deputy Prime Minister.

He said: “I join others in conveying my good wishes to the Prime Minister and his new government. They face before them a daunting challenge, but many will be enthused and energised by the Prime Minister’s stated intention to govern in the national interest and for the common good. I hope civil society, including Muslim civil society, can play its full part during this challenging and perhaps turbulent period.”

“I also hope this heralds a new politics where we restore trust in our democracy and our political class. We hope that the formation of the coalition government is a first step towards achieving partnership for the national interest."

“I also pay tribute to the outgoing Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. His life-long dedication and commitment to public service is inspirational. I agree with David Cameron's assertion that our country is now more open at home and more outward looking. We hope such a modern reflection of Britain is developed and championed by our new government.”



Notes to Editors:

1. During the General Election, the Muslim Council of Britain led a non-partisan voter participation campaign through it's Muslim Vote 2010 initiative.

2. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

For further information please contact the MCB:

The Muslim Council of Britain, PO Box 57330, London, E1 2WJ

Tel: 0845 26 26 786      Fax: 0207 247 7079

Faith Groups Speak with one Voice Against Far-Right Ahead of General Election

With racism and hatred manifesting itself so starkly recently in the form of anti-Muslim hatred, Islamophobia and xenephobia, the Muslim Council of Britain today voiced its support for the following pledge:

“With the approach of the General Election we are all too aware of those political forces who would seek to divide our country by promoting ideologies of racism and prejudice. We are immensely proud of the fundamentally British characteristics of equality, respect and fairness and of British society’s uncompromising rejection of the demonisation of any group, whether religious, ethnic or otherwise.

We therefore urge every British citizen to use their vote to support any party of their choice which stands opposed to the destructive politics of hatred, to vote for freedom not fear, partnerships not prejudice, and hope not hate.”


Muslim Vote 2010 backs Rally

Who wins Black Britain's Vote? 2010 General Election Political Rally

A coalition of Black leaders including church leaders, business leaders, activists, faith groups, Operation Black Vote, The Peace Alliance, 1990 Trust, Just West Yorkshire, Equanomics UK, The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and many others will be hosting the largest political rally seen in the UK for a generation.

Over 2000 people will be at the rally itself, which will be syndicated to more than a million black people via the vast BME media network and other National media corporations.

The main stream party political leaders have been invited and indicated they would like to be there.

In a closely fought political race, the Black vote: African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minorities will hold the key to who wins and who loses this election.

This then is our time, our unique opportunity to have a powerful voice during this election campaign. Our call will be for justice, and equality of opportunity in all areas at all levels of society, not least in education.

Key speakers invited

Gordon Brown David Cameron Nick Clegg

 Date: Wednesday 28th April 2010

Doors open: 6.30pm

The Methodist Church,
Methodist Central Hall,
Westminster, London,

Location Map: Location Map

Attendance by registration. Early registration recommended due to limited spaces. 

Register now for the biggest political rally of this General Election campaign

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