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Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: Mayor of Gravesham Borough - sworn-in on May 17, 2011.

  • February 10 2021: British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh expressed concern over the arrest of labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur over the farmers’ agitation.
    Mr Dhesi added, “Abuse of peaceful farmers protest activists, especially women, is an affront to democracy & civilised society.” Earlier, Punjab-origin politician Mr Dhesi had sent a letter, signed by over 100 MPs and Lords, to UK PM Boris Johnson on the ongoing farmers’ protests, asking him to raise this matter with his Indian counterpart Mr Modi when they next liaise.
    Nodeep Kaur, 23, was arrested on January 12 during the farmers’ protest at Kundli in Haryana.

 

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  • April 2020: Tanmanjeet Singh "Tan" Dhesi is a British Labour Party politician. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Slough in 2017. He was appointed Shadow Minister for the Railways by leader Keir Starmer in April 2020

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Youngest Sikh mayor in the United Kingdom

UK NRI, the youngest Sikh Mayor Mr. Dhesi meets Punjab CM Mr. Badal
to promote business, cultural and sports between UK and Punjab

 

CHANDIGARH  MARCH 30, 2012

UK DELEGATION CALLS ON CM TO PROMOTE MULTIFACETED LINKS BETWEEN JALANDHAR AND GRAVESHAM

      A five-member UK delegation of Gravesham Borough Council led by its first Punjabi Sikh NRI Mayor Mr. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi called on Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at his official residence late last evening and apprised him about a unique project to establish multifaceted links between Jalandhar and Gravesham, as these cities have been now officially twinned.

A five-member UK delegation of Gravesham Borough Council led by its
first Punjabi Sikh NRI Mayor Mr. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi called on
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal at Chandigarh.


      Other members of the delegation included; Executive Leader of Gravesham Council Mr. John Burden, Director for Business Mr. Kevin Burbidge, Director for Communities Ms. Melanie Norris and Town Twinning Officer Mr. Barry Rowbotham.


      Mr. Dhesi also informed the Chief Minister that under this unique programme Gravesham Council was keen to promote business, cultural, sports and other activities between these cities through establishing a Center at Jalandhar, which would further help in promoting healthy bilateral ties between UK and Punjab for mutual economic growth.

Taking part in the deliberations, Mr. Badal appreciated the efforts of Gravesham Council (UK) to intensify mutual bonding between these two cities by boosting business, education, culture along with other activities in larger public interest. On behalf of the state government, the Chief Minister assured them of fulsome support and cooperation for the success of this prestigious venture to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Prominent amongst those who were present on this occasion included Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh, and Director Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Jalandhar Mr. Sahib Singh Dhesi.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, 32, became the youngest Sikh mayor in the United Kingdom
  • He joined the Labour Party and was elected as Councillor from the Northfleet North Ward in Gravesham in 2007
  • He was elected again. and was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Gravesham constituency Labour Party for the last two years running.
  • He was sworn-in on May 17, 2011.
  • The Labour party councillors held a meeting on May 7 and unanimously elected Tanmanjeet Singh as Mayor. He was declared mayoral candidate by the Labour party even before the election.
  • Tanmanjeet Singh was born in UK and his parents from village Raipur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • He attended the most prestigious universities such as Cambridge and Oxford.
  • First he atteneded University College, London add studied mathematics with management
  • Secondly he graduated applied statistics at Keble College, Oxford University.
  • Later he did his M.Phil. at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University with history and politics of South Asia