Tulip Siddiq
Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn

Entries by Tulip Siddiq

Don't Feed the Trolls

(2) Comments | Posted 10 June 2016 | (00:00)

Earlier this week, I received a call from a reporter who wanted to discuss online trolling. As I pinned my mobile between ear and shoulder while feeding my newborn daughter, I wondered what new angle the papers might have come up with on an old topic. Online abuse is not...

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How I Will Vote on Bombing ISIL in Syria

(8) Comments | Posted 30 November 2015 | (16:56)

Over the past few months, I have received hundreds of emails and letters from constituents about military intervention in Syria. It seems clear that later this week, the Prime Minister will move a vote on whether Britain should join in air strikes, and later today, the Parliamentary Labour Party is...

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The Criminal Courts Charge Is an Injustice to Every British Citizen

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2015 | (09:10)

This week I led my first Westminster Hall debate on the introduction of the Criminal Courts Charge in April and the effects on access to justice for British people. Earlier this month, I asked Justice Secretary Michael Gove how such an absurd policy had even been signed off in the...

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Why Andy Burnham Is the Leader Labour Needs If We Are to Reconnect With BAME Voters

(17) Comments | Posted 27 June 2015 | (00:00)

This election revealed challenges for Labour in many areas.

In Scotland we lost votes to the SNP, in the South of England we lost votes to the Tories, and in many of our heartland seats we lost votes to Ukip.

However, another less talked about challenge, was the beginning of...

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A House for My Children: Where Politics Meets Reality

(2) Comments | Posted 6 May 2015 | (00:00)

"I've never voted - politics doesn't make any difference to me. I just want your help to get a house that can fit my kids."

We were out together recently, when Donald, a man in his mid-40s, showed us round a crowded studio flat with three beds in the same...

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To Speak or Not to Speak: Would You Share a Panel With a Hate Preacher?

(7) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (23:00)

A letter recently landed on my desk inviting me to speak on a panel about the role of women and religion. At first glance, it seemed exactly the kind of topic I love debating. However, as I glanced through the biographies of the speakers, I realised that one of my...

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