Seema Malhotra, an Indian origin British MP had been appointed as the shadow chief secretary in UK
Indian-origin British MP Seema Malhotra had been chosen for the post of shadow chief secretary for treasury by the newly elected labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Seema Malhotra was born on August 7, 1972. Malhotra is married to management consultant and financier Sushil Kumar Saluja.
In 2011 in a by-election which was held after the death of Alan Keen (Conservative), Seema Malhotra a 43 year old Indian-origin British woman became Member of Parliament for the London seat of Feltham and Heston.
In August 2014, in order to prevent violence against women and girls Seema was given the newly-created role of shadow minister by the Ed Miliband who was serving as the labour leader at that time.
The role within Labour’s Home Affairs team made her responsible for championing the causes of victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence as well as female genital mutilation, forced marriage and prostitution and trafficking.
Seema worked in business consultancy, including for corporate giant PwC, before entering the parliament.She will be shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s number two in the shadow Treasury team.
She founded the Fabian Women’s Network and was a previous National Chair of the Young Fabians.
Extreme left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the leader of Britain’s main Opposition Labour Party with a historic victory on Sunday by gaining 2,51,417 or 59.5 per cent of first preference votes which is 40 per cent more than his nearest rival Andy Burnham.
Andy Bunhan got only 19 per cent of votes. Yvette Cooper stood in the third pace by gaining 17 per cent and Liz Kendall got the fourth position with 4.5 per cent of the votes.