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Who is Jas Athwal?
Jas Athwal is a British prominent Labour Party politician who currently serves as the Leader of Redbridge London Borough Council.
How Old Is Jas Athwal?
He is 59 years old as of October 2022, having been born in September 1963, in Punjab, India. Jas shares his birth month with celebrities such as; Zendaya, Salma Hayek, Charlie Sheen, Beyonce, and many more.
Jas Athwal Family
Who are Jas Athwal Parents?
According to news on the internet, it shows that his father worked at a tin factory whereas his mother worked at home sewing ties. However, his parents’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Jas Athwal have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Jas Athwal Education
He received his high school education at Mayfield School. After high school, he attended The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Jas Athwal Marital Status
According to news on the internet, it shows that he is married. However, his spouse’s name is not mentioned on the internet.
Jas Athwal Kids
He and his spouse have four kids. However, his kids’ names and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Jas Athwal Professional Career
Following his graduation, he worked in the computer security industry, before starting his own business running a children’s nursery in Redbridge, London.
A Political Career
He was elected as Labour councillor for the Mayfield ward on Redbridge London Borough Council in the 2010 local elections, taking the seat from the Conservative Party with a majority of 1368 votes. On October 11, 2011, he was elected to lead the Labour Group on Redbridge Council, with 15 of the 21 votes. He then led the Redbridge Labour Party in the 2014 local elections to win its first-ever majority on Redbridge Council, gaining 11 seats to give Labour a total of 35 of the 63 seats.
Thus winning control from the first-ever Labour majority Leader of Redbridge Council. He continued his winning streak at the May 2018 borough elections where he led the Labour Party to another victory securing 51 of the 63 seats. Therefore this left the Conservative opposition with 12 councillors and the Liberal Democrats with none. In 2019, he was elected Executive member for Crime and Public Protection of London Councils. Shortly before the 2019 general election, Jas stood to be selected to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for his home constituency of Ilford South.
However, he was suspended from the party on the evening before members were due to vote on the basis of serious allegations of sexual harassment. In response, Jas denied the allegations and called for due process. Sam Tarry, Jas’ rival in the contest, a few weeks later was subsequently selected in a vote. On September 15, 2020, he was cleared of wrongdoing by the Labour Party and his suspension was lifted. On October 10, 2022, he was selected as the Labour PPC for the Ilford South constituency at the next election where he defeated the incumbent Sam Tarry.
A Housing Career
In addition to his political career, he made council housing a key part of his administration’s program following the 2014 local elections. As he has built the first new council houses in Redbridge in 10 years. To end homelessness in Redbridge, he has a target to build 1000 new affordable homes. Moreover, he actively supported the Dubs amendment for unaccompanied children in Calais and in 2016 he visited the Calais “jungle” refugee camp. However, his housing strategy has caused controversy locally.
Jas Athwal Height and Measurements
His body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
Jas Athwal Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated salary of between $3 and $5 million.