Title: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning, Development & Housing
Other councillors representing this Ward:
2 Rough Hey Walk
Mobile: 07812 231705
About Councillor Daalat Ali
After studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Service Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University (1994), Councillor Ali returned to academia in 2009, when he completed an MA in Ethnicity and Racism at the University of Leeds.
A varied and exciting career, Councillor Ali has pursued roles as a Laboratory Technician, an interpreter and multilingual publicity officer for UNISEF and the Government of Azad Kashmir, as well as local government project management roles and even a period of self-employment, where he ran his own grocery store. A part time lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University since 2011, Councillor Ali has published a number of papers on Equality and Public Services.
Daalat was elected a Labour Councillor for Kingsway in 2010 after previous employment as a Council Welfare Rights and Information Officer from 1986-1992.
He is involved in extensive voluntary activities and is a founding member of the Kashmir Research and Review Centre, the Kashmir Youth Project, Rochdale and the Kashmir Broadcasting Corporation – which caters for Indo Arian languages in the UK. He has also heavily involved in media production and has written a number of screen plays in Indo Arian languages.
A keen walker, Councillor Ali founded the Kramblers (Kashmeri Ramblers) and is a long-standing Manchester United supporter.