Paul Uppal is Sikh of East African descent who was born in Birmingham. His local connections to Wolverhampton are that he is a season ticket holder for Wolverhampton Wanderers and is also a Trustee for a large Sikh Temple in Wolverhampton.
A father of three children he has been married for nearly twenty years and plays football once a week and attends his local gym twice a week.
His main concern relates around the issue of crime, which is hardly surprising considering his wife is lawyer and his father is a magistrate. He would like to see the police force supported by government and not bogged down with paper work. “Government needs to focus on sentencing being a real deterrent, on building prisons, rather than preoccupying itself with massaging crime statistics”.
Paul has run his own business, and in his time as been his own builder, secretary, accountant, lawyer and cleaner. “Don’t ask anybody to do something for you, if you’re not prepared to do it yourself”.
Paul was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West between 2010 and 2015.