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Ali Miraj Background, Career, Net Worth, Twitter

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Ali Miraj Background

Mohammad Ali Miraj (born October 1974) is a former Conservative Party parliamentary candidate, chartered accountant, and part-time DJ from London. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Miraj was 23 when he became a councillor in Ruislip Manor, Hillingdon, while working part-time as a DJ. He was a councillor until 2002.

In 2001 after the September 11 attacks, Miraj spoke at the 2001 Conservative Party conference in favour of military action in Afghanistan, saying “As a British Muslim I find the September] attacks even more difficult to bear”. When he was in Conservative Future in 2003, he supported the introduction of ID cards to prevent benefit fraud, but he was opposed to random checks.

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Career

Ali Miraj worked as a foreign affairs advisor for the Conservative Party from 2001 to 2003; he opposed the 2003 Iraq war, which went against party policy. During the Lebanon war, he appeared on a Newsnight debate about the Middle East.

Miraj ran for Aberavon in the 2001 General Election, finishing fourth with 2,296 votes (7.6%).

[9] When he was described as “a bit of a character, doing passable imitations of then leader William Hague,” he was the only ethnic minority candidate standing in Wales.

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He was the candidate for Watford in the 2005 General Election, a marginal seat, coming third with 14,634 (29.6%); The Almanac of British Politics said he “did well not to be squeezed by the other two” main party candidates and journalist David Aaronovitch called him a “young, energetic DJ with an excellent website and a nimble way with policy”.

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During the campaign, Miraj stated, “Muslims are not the flavor of the month right now, and we have a massive PR job to do.”
He claimed that some voters told him they would not vote for him because he was Muslim.

Miraj applied for three vacancies where MPs were retiring in 2010, including Witham in Essex, but was denied because of his race, claiming that Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin told him, “Good luck, Ali, but I would be shocked if they didn’t pick a white, middle-class male,” which Jenkin denied.

In the end, Priti Patel was chosen; as an Asian woman, this went against Miraj’s prediction, but he commented, “This is a bright day for the party and indicative of progress.”

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Miraj was on the Watford candidate list for the 2010 General Election, with commentator Martin Bright calling him “an obvious choice for Cameron’s A-list,” but he was dropped from the list in July 2007.

Although he had been part of party leader David Cameron’s 2005 leadership campaign, and was on Conservative policy review boards, including that for International and National Security, he criticised Cameron after the party came third in two by-elections, saying, “I’m disillusioned because I think substance has been replaced by PR”. Cameron said Miraj had asked him for a peerage the same day as his criticism, which Miraj called a smear, because Cameron had called the meeting.

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Miraj’s family is from Pakistan, and he is a Muslim; he opposes radicalism and supports free speech]. He went to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree and then to the London School of Economics. He lives in Bow, London.

In the late 1990s, while working as an auditor at the Ministry of Sound, he became interested in house music and enrolled in a course at the Point Blank DJ School in Hoxton. He has been a part-time DJ since the early 2000s. Since February 2014, he has hosted the monthly Decks and the City night at The Horse and Groom in Shoreditch; former footballer Glenn Helder performed on the first night. “This may be the most heinous thing I’ve ever written about,” Vice’s Joe Bish said of the night.

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Ali Miraj net worth

Ali Miraj’s exact net worth is unknown, but he has been involved in politics for a long time and has also worked for other organizations. So Ali Miraj’s net worth should be in the millions of pounds (£).

Ali Miraj Twitter

Ali Miraj has over a thousand followers on Twitter. He is quite active on his page, where he shares his participation in various events.

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