Dawud Islam


Dawud Islam is a 54-year old journalist and marketing professional currently working for a leading Aquaculture title.

A long-time political activist, he joined the Liberal Party at the age of 16 and a year later was appointed Vice Chair of his then  local party, Chelmsford Young Liberals. In the 1980s as a civil servant Dawud was heavily involved in Trade Unionism in the CPSA and during this period first ran for local government at the age of 23. He then went on to run for Parliament in 1997 before finally being elected as a local councillor in 2007.

In the general election year of 2015, Dawud was heavily involved in Lib Dem candidate Andy Kelly's campaign in Rochdale, whilst also standing himself in a local council seat in the area. Last year, Dawud stood in the Scottish Parliamentary elections as the Lib Dem candidate for Carrick, Cumnock and the Doon Valley.

He is about to complete an honours degree in Politics at the Open University and is a strong supporter of lifelong learning opportunities.

Dawud is a member of Amnesty International and has a keen interest in Human Rights issues and in offering a fair and tolerant approach to immigration and refugees. He has held several full-time roles in both sports and the arts. In the former he is a keen advocate for the introduction of safe-standing areas at football stadiums and in the latter he is keen to advance opportunities for those from a working class background to enter the acting profession, a route that has been all but closed off in recent years following the abolition of discretionary local authority grants.

Dawud is married to Hajra, a former educator from Malaysia.




07711 905254







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