Alfred Dubs

Politician, a Winton’s Child

United Kingdom

Lord Dubs was born in Prague, arriving in the UK in 1939 on a Kindertransport train at the age of six. He was an elected Member of Parliament from 1979. During his time in the House of Commons he was a frontbencher on Home Af- fairs covering police, prisons and criminal justice and, later, immigration and race relations. After losing his parliamen- tary seat in 1987, he became CEO of the Refugee Council. In 1994 he was appointed to the House of Lords as a La- bour Peer. In May 1997, he became Minister for Northern Ireland until December 1999. He has served on a number of parliamentary committees, including the Joint Commit- tee on Human Rights and, currently, the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee. He has successfully campaigned to allow unaccompanied child refugees to enter the UK.

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