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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Bradford and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Bradford, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Bradford include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Bradford alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Bradford are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Bradford.

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Bradford?” and “Which celebrities are University of Bradford alumni?”

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Frits Bolkestein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Politician Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 January 1978, ...more

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Pratibha Parmar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Writer Pratibha Parmar is a British filmmaker. She has worked as a director, producer and writer. Parmar is known internationally for her political and often controversial documentary film work as well ...more

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Tony O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Businessperson Sir Anthony Joseph Francis O'Reilly, is a former Irish businessman and international rugby union player. He is known for his involvement in the Independent News & Media Group, which he led ...more

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John Hegley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Poet, Comedian John Richard Hegley is an English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter.

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David Chaytor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Teacher David Michael Chaytor is a former British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Bury North from 1997 to 2010. He was the first member of Parliament to be sentenced ...more

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Melih Abdulhayoğlu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Technologist, Entrepreneur Melih Abdulhayoğlu is a Turkish American entrepreneur and CEO of Comodo Group, an Internet security company he founded in the United Kingdom in 1998 and relocated to the US in 2004.

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Michael Clapham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Michael Clapham is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Barnsley West and Penistone from 1992 to 2010.

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Stephen Hesford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Stephen Hesford is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Wirral West from 1997 to 2010. Since leaving parliament he has become a guest lecturer at the University ...more

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Steve McCabe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Politician Stephen James "Steve" McCabe is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hall Green from 1997 to 2010, when he was elected for Birmingham Selly

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Jon McGregor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Jon McGregor Writer Jon McGregor is a British novelist and short story writer. In 2002, his first novel was longlisted for the Booker Prize as its youngest contender. His second novel was longlisted for the Booker ...more

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Linda Riordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Politician Linda June Riordan is an English Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament for Halifax from 2005 general election to 2015.

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David Hinchliffe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
David Hinchliffe David Martin Hinchliffe was Labour Member of Parliament for Wakefield from 1987 to 2005 when he stood down and was replaced by Mary Creagh.

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Ajmal Shahzad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Cricketer Ajmal Shahzad is an English cricketer who currently plays for Sussex. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, who has previously played for Yorkshire from 2004 to 2012, ...more

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Alice Mahon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Alice Mahon is a British former Labour Party politician and trade unionist. She was Member of Parliament for Halifax from 1987 until 2005. She is a left-winger who was a member of the Socialist ...more

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Mo Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Engineer Dr Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding Celtel, which ...more

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Neil Davidson, Baron Davidson ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Neil Forbes Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova, QC is a Scottish lawyer and former Advocate General for Scotland.

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Festus Iyayi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Festus Iyayi Festus Iyayi was born in Ugbegun in the year 1947 in Esanland, died 12 November 2013 was a Nigerian writer known for his radical and sometimes tough stance on social and political issues. Iyayi ...more

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Martin Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Martin Fletcher Journalist, Writer Martin Fletcher is an author and former NBC News' Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv Bureau chief. He left NBC News after 32 years to work on his fourth book. He returned to NBC in 2010 as a ...more

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Thembo Nyombi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Thembo Nyombi Politician, Economist George William Thembo Nyombi is a Ugandan economist and politician. He is the current State Minister for Information Technology in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 ...more

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Thomas Gerard Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Thomas Gerard Gallagher Thomas Gerard Gallagher taught politics at the University of Bradford until 2011 and is now Emeritus Professor of Politics at the university. He has published 11 single-authored books on ...more

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Lindis Percy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Lindis Percy Lindis Percy is a prominent peace activist in the United Kingdom and founding member and joint coordinator of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases. Reporting for The Guardian, ...more

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Mahdi Abdul Hadi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Mahdi Abdul Hadi Mahdi Abdul Hadi is a political scientist, historian, columnist, author, founder and member of various Palestinian, Arab and International institutions as well as the head and founder of the ...more

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Peter Skinner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Peter Skinner Politician Peter William Skinner is a Member of the European Parliament for the Labour Party for South East England. Educated at St. Josephs R.C. Secondary Modern School in Orpington, Kent, he attended ...more

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Riek Machar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Riek Machar Politician Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon is a South Sudanese politician who served as the first Vice President of South Sudan, from its independence in 2011 until his dismissal in 2013. Machar obtained a PhD in ...more

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Ian Bruce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Ian Bruce Ian Cameron Bruce is a politician in the United Kingdom.

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Saeb Erekat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat was the Palestinian chief of the PLO Steering and Monitoring Committee until 12 February 2011. He negotiated the Oslo Accords with Israel and remained chief negotiator ...more

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Jeff Hearn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Jeff Hearn Sociologist Jeffery Richard Hearn is a British sociologist, and Research Professor at the University of Huddersfield, and Professor at the Hanken School of Economics.

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Kate Swann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Kate Swann Businessperson Kathryn Elizabeth Swann is a prominent English retail executive. And until July 2013, was the Chief Executive of WH Smith. She is now the Chief Executive of SSP

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Gavin Williamson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Gavin Williamson Gavin Alexander Williamson is an English Conservative Party politician. He was elected at the 2010 general election as Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire. Williamson was parliamentary ...more

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Maurice Iwu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Maurice Iwu Maurice Mmaduakolam Iwu is a Nigerian Professor of Pharmacognosy who was appointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission in June 2005, and was removed from office in April

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Janek Ratnatunga is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Janek Ratnatunga Professor Professor Janek Ratnatunga, FCA is a Sri Lankan born Australian academic. A Professor of Accounting, he is the Head of School of Commerce in University of South Australia and former Chair in ...more

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John Pienaar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
John Pienaar Journalist John Adrian Pienaar is BBC Radio 5 Live's Chief Political Correspondent.

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David Lyon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
David Lyon David Lyon directs the Surveillance Studies Centre, is a Professor of Sociology, holds a Queen’s Research Chair and is cross-appointed as a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University ...more

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Paris Moayedi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Paris Moayedi Paris Moayedi is the entrepreneur who expanded Jarvis plc from a small construction business into one of the UK's largest engineering contractors.

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Emma Harrison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Bradford Alumni
Emma Harrison Emma Louise Harrison CBE, is an entrepreneur. She is the founder and a key shareholder of A4e. She was the company's chairman until 24 February 2012.