I wrote in December about how my friend and colleague Qurban Hussain was given a peerage by the Liberal Democrats in the recent honours list. Qurban is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Luton Borough Council and was our candidate in Luton South at the last two General Elections.
This week Qurban was introduced into the House of Lords by Liberal Democrat peers Lord Rennard and Baroness Hussein-Ece. Qurban has been created a Baron and his title is the simple Lord Hussain. He gave the solemn affirmation and an undertaking to abide by the code of conduct in a formal ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. Two other new peers were introduced alongside Lord Hussain, the broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell and sportswoman Rachael Heyhoe-Flint.
I was pleased to note that fellow Luton peer, Labour’s Lord McKenzie of Luton, was in the chamber for the ceremony.
You can see Lord Hussain being introduced in this video.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.