Abdul Jabbar grew up in Oldham, Lancashire having moved to the UK from Bangladesh when he was 12 years old. He attended Breeze Hill school and Oldham College.

His interest in politics started unusually early, perhaps because he found himself in a community of people who had come here to build a better future for themselves and those around them. He has supported the Labour Party as a school boy, campaigning for Labour at every election.  A member of the Labour Party for 23 years, he has held various positions within the Branch; including the Vice Chair of the Oldham West and Royton Constituency Labour Party.  

Coldhurst Ward Councillor

Abdul has been a local councillor since 1994, representing Coldhurst ward on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.  He has served as Chairman of the Finance & Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee and in June 2004 he was elected as the youngest-ever Mayor of Oldham; and was awarded the accolade of Mayor of the Year for 2004/2005. He is currently shadow cabinet member for Adult Care, and is a very proactive ward councilor on behalf of his constituents.

Putting housing first

As an expert in housing management and policy he has worked in housing for 24 years and is currently a Housing Manager . He has an MSc in Housing Management from the  University of Salford and a Fellow  of the Charted Institute of Housing. He helped to form the AKSA Housing Association (now part of the New Charter Housing Group) in the mid 1980’s to address the housing needs of Black and Ethnic Minority people.


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