Ashuk Ahmed MBE has been an active member of the Luton Liberal Democrats for over 20 years and has lived in Luton for over 35 years.
Educated at the University of Bedfordshire and De Montfort University, Ashuk has over 25 years of local government work experience, including working for Luton Borough Council.
Ashuk has also served the local community from all walks of life, mainly within the Luton South constituency, on a voluntary basis for over 30 years. Ashuk has initiated several award winning charities and community projects, which are still in operation in the constituency and are continuing to making positive differences in the lives of many individuals and communities.
Ashuk has been serving as a school governor since 2004, as well as a member of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) for Bedfordshire Police. In the past, Ashuk has also served as a Trustee for Voluntary Action Luton and Luton Assembly.
Currently employed locally as Community Development Coordinator by a Registered Social Landlord, Ashuk has held a number of posts promoting & organising community activities and was awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009 in recognition of services to young people.
“Luton has been good to me”, says Ashuk. “The town has been a good home to me and to my family, and has given me many valuable friendships and I am proud to live and work in the town. I have always tried to put something back into the community and have been privileged to be able to work with so many good people in organisations striving to improve life chances, especially for Luton’s young people.
“As Member of Parliament for Luton South I will be able to draw on my experiences in my work in various local voluntary organisations, my time as a school governor and the support I receive from hard working local Liberal Democrat Councillors.
“I am proud of the millions of pounds worth of Pupil Premium the Liberal Democrats have given to Luton’s schools and the fact that thousands on low wages no longer have to pay income tax, all due to Liberal Democrat influence in government. I look forward to being part of a powerful, progressive force in the new parliament.”