Lord Wajid Khan interview

YPS were pleased to interview Wajid Khan who is the newly appointed member of the House of Lords and speak to him about his early life, his career development, and his entry to politics. Wajid also gave valuable advice to youngsters on how to lead a successful working and professional life. To watch the recording of the inteview click here.

Wajid Khan was appointed to the House of Lords in December 2020 by HM Queen Elizabeth upon the advice of Prime Minister, having being nominated by Sir Keir Starmer.

Wajid is also the youngest serving Mayor of Burnley. From 2017-2019, Wajid Khan served as the MEP for the North West of England. In the European Parliament, he was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee as well as sitting on the South Asia and Arab Peninsula. In November 2017, Wajid was appointed a Special Envoy to Muslim Communities for the S & D Group in the European Parliament. He was the spokesperson for the Labour party on human rights.

Wajid also served on the National Policy Forum and International Policy Commission for the Labour Party, contributing towards the excellent election manifesto in the June 2017 General Election.

Wajid is also Alumni of the prestigious Oxford Young leadership programme in July 2007 and the 2009 Mosaic International Leadership School, both initiatives of HRH Prince Charles on leadership and community engagement.

Wajid Khan is also a senior lecturer at UCLAN. He has lectured in Community Leadership. Wajid co-wrote the BA (Hons) Community Leadership, which was validated in May 2006. In September 2006, he was appointed course leader of this programme.

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