The House of Commons’ oldest MP, Piara Khabra, has died aged 82. He had been the Labour MP for Ealing Southall since the 1992 general election. He was a member of the constitutional affairs select committee and had a special interest in India. His researcher Julian Bell said he was “remarkable servant of the people”. He said: “At an age when most people had long since retired he was still energetically tackling individual and constituency problems.”
Mr Khabra had already announced his decision to retire at the next general election, and a candidate is to be selected from an all-women short list.
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