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Indian origin Seema Malhotra appointed as Shadow Minister in U.K.

Aug 26, 2014 14:28 IST

Indian – Origin Seema Malhotra was appointed as Shadow Minister in U.K. on 25 August 2014. Seema Malhotra became the first MP from any party to be shadow Minister.

She belonged to Labour Party. Labour Party appointed Seema Malhotra to tackle domestic violence and related issues and to prevent violence against women and girls.

She will replace Helen Jones. Helen Jones resigned from the post of Shadow Minister in July 2014.  

Shadow Minister

A shadow minister is a member of the main opposition party in Parliament who would hold ministerial office if their party were in power.

So, if Labour Party wins the general election, there will be a Home Office minister for preventing violence against women and girls.

About Seema Malhotra

Seema Malhotra is a former management consultant and founder of the Fabian Women's Network. She was elected as MP for Feltham and Heston in 2011.

She will be responsible for championing the needs of victims of rape, domestic and sexual violence, as well as female genital mutilation, forced marriage, trafficking and prostitution.

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