Murad Qureshi

London Assembly Member

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee
  • Chair of London Waterways Commission
  • Member of the Economy Committee
  • Member of Health Committee
  • Member of Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC)
  • Member of the Transport Committee
Key Issues
Environment, improving Londoners' quality of life, for example improving our air quality whilst also reducing our carbon footprint, improving the health of Londoners with particular emphasis on preventative measures, reviving London's rivers and canals, transport, giving Londoners a variety of travel options which incorporate sustainability and value for money, housing, giving all Londoners a decent standard of living with affordable accommodation and listening to their concerns as leaseholders, tenants and share-owners, sport, its contribution to the cultural and civic life of London and the unfortunate loss of London's playing fields
Register of Members' Interests - Murad Qureshi
Register of Members' Interests - Murad Qureshi
Murad Qureshi's expenses
Gifts and Hospitality
Murad Qureshi Gifts and Hospitality


Murad was elected to the London Assembly as a Labour party list member in 2004 and re-elected on 1 May 2008 and on 3 May 2012. Murad grew up in Central London where he attended his local comprehensive school before receiving a degree from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in Environmental Economics from University College London.

Murad worked in Housing and Regeneration for 15 years establishing Housing Associations and Co-ops in the East End in response to chronic housing needs. He was also an Executive Committee member of SERA (1994-2000) campaigning on green issues and a former member of the City of Westminster Council (1998-2006) representing the neighbourhoods he grew up in.

Murad is Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee. He also chaired the Health and Environment Committee during the 2004 and 2008 administrations, undertaking investigations into the expansion of Heathrow airport - resulting in the reports Plane Speaking and Flights of Fancy.

Murad is a former Board Member of BRAC UK, an International NGO that seeks to alleviate poverty and empower the poor in the UK and abroad.

As an avid sportsman Murad enjoys cricket and football and continues to play for local pub teams. He has campaigned for more open spaces and playing fields in London.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Contact details:
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4400

Press releases for

TfL wasting £1.5m a month on staff to run the non-existent night tube
13 November 2015

Commenting on revelations that TfL is already spending £1.5m a month on staff to run the non-existent night tube, Labour London Assembly Member for Murad Qureshi AM, said:

Boris condemns commuters to another 1% rise in fares next year
13 November 2015

The Mayor of London has today (Thursday) announced another 1% rise in fares from January 2016. The latest fares hike means that since he was elected in 2008 fares will have gone up by 42%, which is 13% above inflation, by the time he stands down next year.

Boris Johnson urged to vote against ‘devastating’ Housing Bill
26 October 2015

Labour London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi has called on the Mayor of London to oppose the Government’s Housing Bill when it returns to Parliament.