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UK MP, NRI Virendra Sharma Goes In Self-quarantine After Symptoms Of Coronavirus

Los Angeles, March 16, 2020 A.Gary Singh

On March 16, the politician from Ealing Southhall, UK MP Virendra Sharma announced that he was going into quarantine for seven days as a precautionary measure against the deadly COVID-19  pandemic. Now in UK, Coronavirus infected over 1,391 and killed 35.
MP Virendra Sharma said:

  • He would be working for the best interest of his consultants even during his isolation and that work to hold the government accountable would be on.
  • He also advised his constituents to contact NHS 111 in case they feel ill and follow the advice of health officials. 

    Virendra Sharma was re-elected in Ealing Southall with 31,720 votes

Virendra Sharma has held the seat for the Labour Party with 25,678 votes. Runner-up was Tom Bennett with 9,594 votes.Mr Sharma has now held the seat since 2007.

NRI MP, Virender Sharma, against gangs involved in abetting illegal immigration from Punjab

Southall , UK, July 17, 2008

NRI MP Virender Kumar Sharma said:

  • He wanted stringent action against gangs involved in abetting illegal immigration from Punjab.
  • The problem seems to be at both ends and the Indian and British Governments need to take coordinated action and touts indulging in these should be punished severely.
  • He would take up the issue of illegal immigration both with the British Home Office Minister Liam Byrne and the Indian High Commissioner in UK
    There are two types illegal immigrants- one who come here on visitor visas and over stayed. Second who come through illegal routes.
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Virendra Kumar Sharma is a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing Southall.
  • He was elected as MP in the Ealing Southall by-election, held on 19 July 2007. The election was called following the death of the sitting Labour MP, NRI Piara Khabra on 19 June 2007
  • Sharma had been a councillor for 25 years and had been elected Mayor of Ealing during these 25 years.
  • Sharma is a loyal Labour MP, who has never voted against the government in Parliament. Mr. Sharma is currently MP also a local councillor for the Norwood Green ward.

Virendra Sharma was born in Mandalhi in Punjab, India and speaks fluent English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

  • He is married with a grown-up son and daughter and 3 grandchildren. 
  • He came to Hanwell from India in 1968 and started out as a bus conductor
  • He studyed at the London School of Economics on a Trade Union Scholarship and eventually working as a day services manager for people with learning disabilities in Hillingdon.

When first elected Virendra served as a member of the International Development Select Committee, which after a five year hiatus he returned to in 2015.

  • He was a member of the Health Select Committee from 2010 – 2015, along with membership of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
  • Since 2015 Virendra Sharma has returned to the Council of Europe where he is a member of the Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People.

Virendra currently chairs the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), leads the APPG for Gurkha Welfare, and is Co-Chair of the APPG on Nepal.



Virendra Kumar Sharma

  • Elected as MP in the Ealing Southall on 19 July 2007
  • Sharma was born in India and educated at the London School of Economics.
  • councillor for 25 years