Tahir Ali (born 1971) is a British Labour Party politician of Pakistani Kashmiri origin who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Hall Green since the 2019 general election.
Ali has previously worked for Royal Mail after securing an apprenticeship at age 17. He also served as a political officer for the Communication Workers Union.
Ali has represented the Nechells ward on Birmingham City Council since 1999. He served as part of the council's cabinet from 2012 to 2016, his responsibilities including development, jobs, skills, transport and the economy. In 2012, he was the only ethnic minority member of the team.
He was selected as the Hall Green candidate after Hall Green Constituency Labour Party members overwhelmingly voted to open selections for their Parliamentary Candidate in October 2019. The snap general election called for 12 December meant that the candidate selection process was undertaken by the Labour Party's National Executive Committee.
The campaign was marred by intimidation from former MP Roger Godsiff's supporters, resulting in three police investigations, one arrest for malicious communications and police patrols outside polling stations. Nevertheless, Ali retained the seat with a sizeable majority and hoped to "bring communities together".
Ali endorsed Rebecca Long-Bailey in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election and Angela Rayner in the deputy leadership election.
In April 2020, Ali was given a formal warning by police after he broke government restrictions by attending a funeral with up to 100 mourners during the coronavirus pandemic. West Midlands Labour Party Police commissioner David Jamieson also publicly condemned Ali's conduct, stating that his actions were "totally irresponsible" and that he "is not serving his constituents by endangering their lives".
Ali is of Pakistani Kashmiri origin.
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