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First British-Indian Assamese descent appointed to the House of Lords

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Guwahati, May 12: Ayesha Hazarika became the first British-Indian of Assamese descent to be appointed to the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the country’s parliament. She took her seat as ‘Baroness Hazarika of Coatbridge’.

Hazarika, who is a Scottish political aide of the Labour Party and a radio broadcaster, has been made Baroness Hazarika of Coatbridge after taking a seat in the House of Lords on May 9 at Westminster, London.

Baroness Hazarika was supported by fellow Labour peers Lord Dubs and Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws.

Baroness Ayesha Yusuf Hazarika is the daughter of Dr. Liyaqat Ali Hazarika from North Lakhimpur who moved to Glasgow in the 1960s.

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Her grandfather, the late Yusuf Ali Hazarika was a renowned lawyer and Chairman of the North Lakhimpur Municipality Board.

She is a columnist for the London Evening Standard, the Scotsman, Grazia and other national publications.

Hazarika frequently appears on television and radio including the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Newsnight, Sky News, Good Morning Britain, LBC and CNN International.

In August 2019, Ayesha was appointed editor of the Londoner, the prestigious diary page in the Evening Standard.

Ayesha is also an award-wining stand-up comedian and since leaving politics has performed critically acclaimed one-woman shows at the Edinburgh Festival and on tour around the country.

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