A daughter of Sri Lankan Tamil Uma Kumaran is contesting to be the Labour Party’s Member of Parliament for the London Borough of Harrow.
Kumaran was born in London and raised in Harrow, but says she comes from a strong and closely knit family from Sri Lanka.
“My parents fled to Britain in the midst of a civil war, Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn worked tirelessly to help them settle here. They have since worked hard to rebuild their lives and raise a family in Harrow,” the Labour candidate says on her official website.
Kumaran says her late Grandfather was one of the first civil servants to break ranks and join the front of the trade union picket line defending workers’ rights. “It’s these values that I was brought up on,” she says.
“The community in Harrow has given me, my family and so many others everything – I’m determined to stand up for thousands of people like us against this Tory government. It’s a wonderful place to live, the most diverse borough in the country and a model for all the great things multicultural Britain can achieve,” Kumaran says.
She obtains a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Politics and a Master of Science (MSc) in Public Policy both from Queen Mary University of London and speaks Tamil, Sinhala, English, French and German languages.