A café style conversation with Altaf Hussain, Chairman of the South West Wales Conservative Party

On Monday, July 14th I travelled to Miskin Manor, Llantrisant, to learn about the many faces and hats worn by Mr. Altaf Hussain. I had met Altaf previously, at a talk given by Michael Howard. Former Conservative leader, at the West Cross Inn, Mumbles.  Altaf  came across  to introduce himself with such grace and humility, putting me at ease immediately.

 

This is what I found out about his background career:

Altaf Hussain MBBS MS MChOrth FICS

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Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, Mr Altaf Hussain dedicated his life to Orthopaedics and ongoing research in this field of medical science. After serving the NHS for 25 years in the UK he retired as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in July 2009. He served on various NHS Hospital Committees and was a member of several national and international medical organisations during his medical career.

He contributed numerous articles to national and international professional medical journals and received several awards including the Best Team Award (2007) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2010). These outstanding achievements earned him a place in the World’s Who’s Who 2009-2014, in the Dictionary of International Biography 2010-2013 and inclusion in Who’s Who Science and Engineering 2010-2013.

Being at the forefront of helping people in promoting health and welfare, the end of one successful career led to the beginning of a political career in the Conservative Party. Altaf has been actively involved in campaigning for the Conservatives in the Bridgend constituency and South Wales West Region since 2007.

He was a candidate for the Welsh Assembly Election in 2011, and attained first in reserve position. He was a candidate for the local government election in Bridgend in May 2012 and was elected as a councillor for Newcastle Higher Community Council where no Conservative had won over the last 25 years. He is Area Chairman, South Wales West Conservative Party, has been recently elected as Governor St Robert’s Catholic School, Aberkenfig and is the Chairman of the Welsh Conservative Muslim Forum.

On June 28th 2008 Altaf Hussain, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon received the ‘Glory of India’ award for outstanding Achievements & Distinguished Global service from the India International Friendship Society in its 28th International Congress, London. When I looked up this award among the many distinguished names appears Mother Teresa.

Here, is my most recent, favourite photograph of Altaf Hussain, sporting a trendy sun hat, smiling with Welsh conservative member and friend, David Francis Jenkins at the Royal Welsh show 2014 with the Welsh Conservative Party.

 

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Altaf is also an executive member of the Conservative Muslim Forum

http://www.conservativemuslimforum.com/about-us/executive-profiles

On Wednesday 9 July 2014 Dr Altaf Hussain, Chairman of CMF Wales, attended the inaugural Remembering Srebrenica memorial event in Cardiff at the National Museum of Wales.

The event was hosted by Mr Saleem Kidwai and the keynote speaker was David Melding AM, Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly.

More recently on July 24th,  2014 Altaf co presided as Governor, over New Mosaics to mark the Centenary of World War I. The design was installed in Aberkenfig Square by the Newcastle Higher Community Council. The project involved three primary schools. Tondu Primary School, St Roberts Catholic School and Penyfai CIW Primary school came up with the designs after they learned about the First World War in their classrooms.

 

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Since this meeting, many of the core values and passion for the improved health and wellbeing of our communities and among young pupils, have struck a chord with me. I do believe together, we can help make a difference for a more peaceful future and improve the health awareness among our young people of Wales.

 

I wish Altaf and his family a very happy and peaceful Eid.

 

 

Carolyn Williams

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