Imran Ahmad Khan
| Imran Ahmad Khan
|6 September 1973
|Pushkin Institute, King's College London
Imran Ahmad Khan is a British former Conservative Party politician and convicted sex offender. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Wakefield from the UK/2019 General Election until 2022. Elected as a Conservative, Ahmad Khan had the party whip withdrawn in June 2021; he was subsequently expelled from the party following his criminal conviction for child sexual assault in 2022.
Imran Ahmad Khan says he was born in Wakefield in West Yorkshire, though his birth entry shows he was born in Dewsbury. He studied at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow and King's College London. He worked for the United Nations as special assistant for political affairs in Mogadishu and as a senior consultant for M&C Saatchi. A supporter of Brexit, he was elected in the 2019 general election and attributed his victory to voters' support for leaving the European Union in the 2016 EU Referendum.
In 2021, he was charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 with having sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in 2008. Ahmad Khan denied the accusation "in the strongest terms". On 11 April 2022, following a two week-long trial in the Southwark Crown Court, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. He resigned as an MP on 3 May 2022 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison on 23 May 2022, serving nine of these before being released in February 2023.