Yasmin Qureshi

Member of Parliament for Bolton South East



Yasmin Qureshi is the shadow justice minister and was first elected as the Labour MP for Bolton South East in 2010. Qureshi qualified as a barrister, beginning her career at the Crown Prosecution Service, before becoming head of the criminal legal section of the UN Mission in Kosovo as well as the director of the Department of Judicial Administration, also in Kosovo. Returning to the UK, she became a human rights advisor to Ken Livingstone during his second term as London mayor. During this time she also served as chair of the Human Rights and Civil Liberties Working Group of the association of Muslim Lawyers. Having joined the Labour Party at the age of 16, Qureshi won Bolton South East in 2010 and soon joined the Justice Committee, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, the Privacy and Injunctions Committee and the Home Affairs Committee. Alongside her duties as an MP she still works part-time as a criminal law barrister. A key campaign in Qureshi’s political career has been seeking justice for people who have been affected by Primodos, a hormone pregnancy test which caused defects in children. She is currently shadow minister for international development.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0