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MetiNews.Com - Candidate Mohsin Husssain admits he made mistakes but has turned his life around
Breaking News ! A Labour Party local election candidate has defended himself as voters were reminded of his past by a Conservative MP. Mohsin Hussain, 26, son of the late Bradford Lord Mayor Abid Hussain, said he had "turned his life around" following a "poor decision" he had made when he was still a teenager. In 2014, when he was 19, Mr Hussain received a suspended prison sentence for taking part in an armed street attack on a man in Keighley. To get the latest email updates from My Bradford, click here . Mr Hussain admitted causing actual bodily harm and dangerous driving, the Keighley News reported. It was reported that those involved had armed themselves with pickaxe handles. Mr Hussain was given a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid community work. He was recently chosen as the election candidate for the Keighley Central ward on Bradford Council. The election is on Thursday this week. Robbie Moore MP in Parliament (Image: Robbie Moore MP) Keighley Tory MP Robbie Moore said he found it "completely extraordinary" that Labour in Keighley had selected a candidate who had been convicted of such offences. The MP said: "If Keir Starmer wants to show he’s tough on crime, he would kick this Labour candidate out of the party for good." The MP's Facebook page includes a video that draws attention to Mr Hussain's criminal past. YorkshireLive approached Mr Hussain and the Labour Party for their response to Mr Moore's attack. A Labour Party source said: "Mohsin has been very open about his past and how he’s worked to put that behind him.
." Mr Mohsin could not be reached for comment but spoke earlier this year about his past crimes and said he had learned his lesson. He now runs his own immigration advisory firm based in Devonshire Street, Keighley. After he was selected as the candidate, he said: "I made a poor decision a long time ago, when I was still a teenager, and I took full responsibility for my actions.
"It was a moment in my youth when I made a big mistake but it was a wake-up call, and from there I made a clear decision to take a new path and have worked hard to make something of my life. "I went on to get a good degree from Leeds followed by my Masters and I am now a qualified immigration and asylum legal adviser, as well as a professional qualified mediator who brings people of opposing views together. "I've turned my life around and now enjoy making a positive contribution to Keighley. "I've learnt a lot in life and I’d encourage youngsters to take the right path and not to get off track. "I am involved in a number of sporting activities acting as a mentor to the next generation. I love my community and have made it my mission to continue to make a positive difference." Keighley Labour Party said they were delighted that Mr Hussain was standing. In a Facebook response to MP Robbie Moore, Keighley Labour said: "We are delighted that Mohsin Hussain is standing for Labour in Keighley Central. "Mohsin has been open and honest about his past. He has sincere regrets but has since turned his life around and is now a pillar of the community."
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