Meet Chuka Umunna (MIPAD) Honoree

Chuka Harrison Umunna is a British Labor lawmaker who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham since 2010 and was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015. Umunna was conceived in London, England. His dad Bennett, of the Nigerian Igbo ethnic group and his mother Patricia Milmo, a specialist, is of English-Irish background. Umunna’s maternal grandparents were Joan Frances (Morley) and Sir Helenus Milmo QC, a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. He is happily married to Alice Sullivan, a work legal counselor.
In March 2008, Umunna was accepted as the Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Streatham. At the 2010 general election, he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham with a 3,259 majority; he gave his maiden speech on 2 June 2010. He took a particular interest in economic policy and reform of the City.

He described himself as being “One Nation Labour” and has written articles promoting the “Blue Labour” trend. He has also described himself as a “modern European social democrat”
Umunna urged that the Conservative-led Coalition Government (2010–2015) should revise its programme of fiscal consolidation, by taking a tougher stance with the British banking industry and take action to transform the credit rating agency market. Umunna was one of 73 Labour MPs to nominate Ed Miliband in the 2010 Labour leadership election to succeed Gordon Brown as party leader.

This man has proven himself so much that he was referred to as the British Barak Obama. We at MIPAD are so proud of his achievements in the political sphere. We won’t be surprised if you one day become the British Prime Minister. We are proud of your impact in the diaspora and we name you Most Influential top 100 class of 2017.See you at New York in September

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