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Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

(1956 – 2010)

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Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar
(1956 – 2010)

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Ashok Kumar

(1956 – 2010)
About Ashok
This is a memorial to Ashok Kumar who was an Indian-born British Labour politician, and was the Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland from 1997.
Ashok Kumar was born in Haridwar, Uttar Pradesh, India and immigrated to Derby when he was two. He attended Rykneld Boys' Secondary Modern School. He left at 15 with 2 O-levels. He returned to education and attended Derby & District College of Art & Technology then studied chemical engineering at Aston University, Birmingham where he was awarded a BSc in 1978, and an MSc in Process Analysis and Control Theory in 1980, and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics in 1982. The thesis title was Velocity distributions in a plate heat exchanger. He was a Fellow
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of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Energy Institute.
He was a Research Fellow at Imperial College London (1982–5) and worked as a research scientist at British Steel, Middlesbrough from 1985 to 1997.
He began his political career as a local councillor for Middlesbrough Borough Council (1987–97). He became the MP for Langbaurgh at the 1991 Langbaurgh by-election, but lost the seat to the Conservative candidate in the 1992 election. He won Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland at the 1997 election, and held it until his death in 2010.
He was a Member of Parliamentary Scientific Committee; Vice-Chair of Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies;
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Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST); and Chair of Northern Group of Labour MPs.
Ashok Kumar was a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and supported the Labour Friends of Israel. He described himself as a lifelong "liberal humanist". He listed his recreations as "Cricket, badminton, reading history and philosophy, listening to jazz". Aston University gave him an honorary degree in July 1997.
Ashok Kumar passed away on the 15th March 2010. This is a tribute to his life. May he rest in peace.
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Ashok Kumar

This is a memorial to Ashok Kumar who was an Indian-born British Labour politician, and was the Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland from 1997.
Ashok Kumar was born in Haridwar, Uttar Pradesh, India and immigrated to Derby when he was two. He attended Rykneld Boys' Secondary Modern School. He left at 15 with 2 O-levels. He returned to education and attended Derby & District College of Art & Technology then studied chemical engineering at Aston University, Birmingham where he was awarded a BSc in 1978, and an MSc in Process Analysis and Control Theory in 1980, and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics in 1982. The thesis title was Velocity distributions in a plate heat exchanger. He was a Fellow...

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