Spot the difference? This is the latest iteration of his official bio, there appear to be some significant alterations:
Mahroof was educated at Spurley Hey Comprehensive and Rother Valley College in Rotherham and Sunderland University where he gained an Honours degree in Business Computing.
He has been a Labour Councillor in Rotherham since 2002, representing Boston Castle Ward.
In 1995 he set up the Rotherham based Civil Rights Group and the South Yorkshire Patients Association in 1999. Mahroof was appointed as a Magistrate to the Rotherham Bench in 2001.
He was a parliamentary researcher for a West Yorkshire Member of Parliament in 2001. Mahroof has served on several boards of the Local Government Association and he is currently serving on the Urban Commission.
He was Labour’s 2005 General Election Parliamentary candidate in Sheffield Hallam and Labour’s European Parliamentary candidate in the 2009 European elections.
Following the 2005 terrorist bombings in London, Mahroof was appointed as a member of the Tackling Extremism Task Force which made some wide ranging recommendations to the government. He subsequently worked with Department of Communities and Local Government on the next steps.
Mahroof was a member of the Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force. The Task Force was formed in response to the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit’s report on ethnic minorities in the Labour market. The Task Force was chaired by the Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform and consisted of Ministers from five other government departments
Mahroof is a graduate of several Local Government leadership programmes.
He was an elected member of UNITE Union (Amicus) Yorkshire & Humber Regional Council and Regional Political Committee.
Mahroof was awarded a Member of British Empire (MBE) for service to Local Government in 2008 New Year’s Honours and awarded the Councillor of the Year 2008/2009 by Local Government Yorkshire and Humber.
He has supported numerous charities over the years. He is currently an Ambassador for Rotherham Hospital Children’s Ward Dr Ted Appeal and an advocate for Age UK ‘Rotherham Less Lonely’ project which engages isolated and lonely older people in our local communities.
His previous entry on the council website, the authorised edition read thus:
Councillor Mahroof Hussain
Ward: Boston Castle
Mahroof was educated at Spurley Hey Comprehensive in Rotherham and Sunderland University where he gained an Honours degree in Business Computing.
He has been a Labour councillor in Rotherham, South Yorkshire since 2002, representing Boston Castle Ward. He is currently Cabinet Member for Cohesion.
Mahroof was appointed as a Magistrate to the Rotherham Bench in 2001. In 1995 he set up the Rotherham based Civil Rights Group and the South Yorkshire Patients Association in 1999.
Mahroof was a member of the Local Government Association Regeneration Board from 2004-2007. Currently he is a member of the Culture, Tourism and Sport Board.
In the 2005 General Election, Mahroof was a parliamentary candidate in Sheffield Hallam constituency.
Following the London bombings, Mahroof was appointed to the Task Force set up by the Home Office to tackle radicalism and extremism. Since then he has been assisting the Department for Communities and Local Government on how Local Government can help the government to deliver local solutions on the radicalisation and extremism agenda.
Mahroof is a graduate of the IDeA Leadership Academy, Common Purpose Programme and the next Generation of Leaders in Local Government programme run by the Westminster Leadership Academy.
Mahroof was elected onto the UNITE (Amicus) Yorkshire & Humber Regional council and Regional Political Committee in 2006.
Mahroof sits on the Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force. The Task Force was formed in response to the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit’s report on ethnic minorities in the labour market. The Task Force is chaired by the Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform and consists of Ministers from five other government departments.
Mahroof was awarded a Member of British Empire (MBE) for service to Local Government in 2008 New Years Honours.
Professionally, Mahroof has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors and currently he is the Diversity Manager for the Doncaster ALMO St Leger Homes.
Clifton Methodist Church: 1st Wednesday of the month, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Broom Valley Community Centre: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
White Rose House, The Maltings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Committee and meeting information
Further information on this councillor can also be accessed via the link below specifically relating to personal/prejudicial declarations at meetings, special responsibilities, committee appointments, terms of office, and appointments to outside bodies.
- Base Budget Review – Finance
- Base Budget Waste Management
- Cabinet Member for Communities and Cohesion (Chair)
- Council Meeting
- Improving Places Select Commission
- International Links Committee
- Joint Meeting – Cabinet Members for Community Cohesion, Economic Regeneration and Development Services and Neighbourhoods (Chair)
- Joint Meeting of the Cabinet Members for Community Development, Equalities and Young People’s Issues, Regeneration and Envrionment and Town Centres (Chairman)
- Members Consultation Advisory Group (Chairman)
- Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
- The Former Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion from May, 2005 to May, 2007 (Chair)
- The Former Cabinet Member for Community Development and Engagement from June 2007 to July, 2010 (Chair)
- The Former Clifton Park Restoration Project Board
- The Former Democratic and Resources Scrutiny Panel – Oct 2000 to May 2005 (Vice-Chairman)
- The Former Our Future Devolution, Empowerment and Communities Group 3
- The Former Regeneration and Asset Board
- Town Centre Events Group
- Town Centre Marketing and Events Group
Term of office
- 03/05/2002 –
Appointments to outside bodies
- Housing Asylum Seekers – Consortium Regional Reference Group (expired)
- International Links and Town Twinning (now an internal meeting)
- Local Government Association – Economy and Transport Programme Board
- Local Government Yorkshire and the Humber – Local Authority Commission on Asylum and Migration (Migration Yorkshire)
- Mosque Liaison Group
- NRF Commissioning Framework
- RMBC/BME Liaison Group
- RMBC/VAR Liaison Group
- Rotherham and District Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB)
- Rotherham Partnership – Board
- South Yorkshire Community Foundation – Rotherham Advisory Group