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Mohammad Asghar, June 2016
|Member of the Senedd
for South Wales East
3 May 2007 – 16 June 2020
|Preceded by||Laura Anne Jones|
|Succeeded by||Laura Anne Jones|
30 September 1945|
Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, British India
(Now in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan)
|Died||16 June 2020
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
|Political party||Welsh Conservative Party|
|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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