Mahmud Henry Rogers graduated from our Master’s programme in 2012 and is now standing as a candidate in the UK parliamentary elections on 7 May 2015. He is contesting the seat of Bedford and Kempston, located around 50 miles (80 km) north of London.
Inspired by his time in Maastricht, Mahmud campaigns on themes including social protection: from raising the minimum wage to defending free healthcare for all citizens. He has also written and debated on sustainability issues — particularly humane farming and urban planning.
Mahmud went to school in Bedford before gaining a BSc in Economic History at the London School of Economics. He also holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP), a double degree awarded by United Nations University and Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Mahmud previously worked in the private and public sector as an accountant, and from 2006 to 2009 served as a Councillor for Goldington Ward on Bedford Borough Council, championing local people’s concerns on a range of issues.
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