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MP death by-election date fixed
Piara Khabra
Piara Khabra came to Britain in the 1950s
The date of a by-election caused by the death of the House of Commons' oldest MP has been set for 19 July.

Piara Khabra died on 20 June, aged 82. He had been the Labour MP for Ealing Southall in west London since the 1992 general election.

He was a member of the constitutional affairs select committee and had a special interest in India.

Mr Khabra had already announced his decision to retire at the next general election.

He came to Britain in the 1950s from India. He was a teacher and Labour councillor before his election to Westminster, and was also involved with the Indian Workers Association in Southall.


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