Virendra Sharma has held the seat for the Labour Party with 25,678 votes. Runner-up was Tom Bennett with 9,594 votes.Mr Sharma has now held the seat since 2007.
- Dec. 19 2019: On Tuesday I swore in again as the Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall. I will continue to serve the community I have called home for more than 50 years
- Labour Party MP has asked the British monarch to formally apologize for the massacre of Indians at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar
- Virendra Sharma wins in Ealing Southall
- Jan 29, 2009:
NRI MP, Sharma quits against Heathrow 3-runway expansion vote-
UK Conservatives rejecting the nine-billion-pound expansion plan was defeated by 297 votes to 278.
- NRI MP condemned the SAD-BJP's directionless policies for NRI's investment
NRI MP, Virender Sharma, against gangs involved in abetting illegal immigration from Punjab
Southall , UK, July 17, 2008
NRI MP Virender Kumar Sharma said:
- He wanted stringent action against gangs involved in abetting illegal immigration from Punjab.
- The problem seems to be at both ends and the Indian and British Governments need to take coordinated action and touts indulging in these should be punished severely.
- He would take up the issue of illegal immigration both with
the British Home Office Minister Liam Byrne and the Indian High
Commissioner in UK
There are two types illegal immigrants- one who come here on visitor visas and over stayed. Second who come through illegal routes......Read More
BIOVirendra Kumar Sharma is a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Southall.
- He was elected as MP in the Ealing Southall by-election, held on 19 July 2007. The election was called following the death of the sitting Labour MP, NRI Piara Khabra on 19 June 2007
- Sharma had been a councillor for 25 years and had been elected Mayor of Ealing during these 25 years.
- Sharma is a loyal Labour MP, who has never voted against the government in Parliament. Mr. Sharma is currently MP also a local councillor for the Norwood Green ward.
Virendra Sharma was born in Mandalhi in Punjab, India and speaks fluent English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.
- He is married with a grown-up son and daughter and 3 grandchildren.
- He came to Hanwell from India in 1968 and started out as a bus conductor
- He studyed at the London School of Economics on a Trade Union Scholarship and eventually working as a day services manager for people with learning disabilities in Hillingdon.
When first elected Virendra served as a member of the International Development Select Committee, which after a five year hiatus he returned to in 2015.
- He was a member of the Health Select Committee from 2010 – 2015, along with membership of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
- Since 2015 Virendra Sharma has returned to the Council of Europe where he is a member of the Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People.
Virendra currently chairs the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), leads the APPG for Gurkha Welfare, and is Co-Chair of the APPG on Nepal.