Imran Nasir Ahmad Khan
PATRON OF CFONHS
Imran Ahmad Khan was born in Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, where both his parents worked. His father, Dr Saeed Ahmad Khan, was born in the North-West Frontier Province of British India, modern day Pakistan, and worked as a consultant dermatologist. His English mother was a State Registered Nurse and midwife. His grandmother, Joyce Reynolds, also worked at Pinderfields Hospital as a staff sister. therefore he is very passionate about conservative friends of NHS.
Imran Nasir Ahmad Khan (born 6 September 1973) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Wakefield since 2019.
Born and educated in Wakefield, Ahmad Khan studied at Pushkin Institute and King’s College London. He worked for the United Nations as special assistant for political affairs in Mogadishu and as a senior consultant for M&C Saatchi. A supporter of Brexit, he was elected in the 2019 general election and attributed his victory to voters’ support for leaving the European Union in 2016.
Ahmad Khan attended the local, independent Silcoates School. He studied Russian language at Pushkin Institute in Moscow, and earned a bachelor’s degree in war studies at King’s College London.He worked for the United Nations as special assistant for political affairs in Mogadishu and as a senior consultant for advertising agency, M&C Saatchi.Having worked as a counter-terrorism expert prior to becoming an MP,he joked his experience in conflict zones such as Somalia and Afghanistan gives him what would be needed to build bridges between warring parties in the Brexit battle.
Ahmad Khan defeated the incumbent Labour MP, Mary Creagh, to become the first Conservative MP for the constituency in 87 years.Wakefield voted almost 2-to-1 in favour of leaving the European Union in the 2016 referendum and was a target seat for the Conservatives.
In his maiden speech in January 2020, Ahmad Khan paid tribute to his predecessor and spoke of his pleasure at being part of “a vibrant and dynamic pack of Yorkshire MPs”. He called for equality of opportunity to be made real, and for more patriotism: “I see perhaps more clearly than most the deep and enduring importance of core British values such as compassion, tolerance and fairness, especially at a time when those values are perceived as under threat in many parts of our world.”