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Mohammad Asghar

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Mohammad Asghar, June 2016
Member of the Senedd
for South Wales East
In office
3 May 2007 – 16 June 2020
Preceded by Laura Anne Jones
Succeeded by Laura Anne Jones
Personal details
Born (1945-09-30)30 September 1945
Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, British India
(Now in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan)
Died 16 June 2020(2020-06-16) (aged 74)
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Political party Welsh Conservative Party
Other political
affiliations
Plaid Cymru (until 2009)
Welsh Labour Party (mid 1990s)

Mohammad Asghar (30 September 1945 – 16 June 2020) known as Oscar, was a Welsh politician. He was a member of the Welsh Conservative Party, and of the Welsh Labour Party, and Plaid Cymru. He was elected to the Welsh Assembly in 2007 as a member of Plaid Cymru on the list for South Wales East.

He is best known for being the first ethnic minority and Muslim Member of the Senedd, and being the first Assembly Member who was a member of a political party to defect to another party.

Asghar died on 16 June 2020 after being rushed to hospital in Newport, Wales earlier in the day, aged 74.

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