17 Facts About Shabana Mahmood


Shabana Mahmood is a British Labour Party politician and barrister serving as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood since 2010.


Shabana Mahmood has served in the Shadow Cabinet of Keir Starmer as the Labour Party National Campaign Coordinator since 2021.


Shabana Mahmood served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2015.


Shabana Mahmood's father is a civil engineer and chair of the local Labour party.


Shabana Mahmood spent five years living in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia, after he relocated there.


Shabana Mahmood attended Small Heath comprehensive school and King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls in Birmingham.


Shabana Mahmood is a qualified barrister, specialising in professional indemnity.


Shabana Mahmood served a number of front bench positions under Ed Miliband's leadership, including Shadow Minister for Prisons, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, and Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury.


In September 2015, following Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader, Shabana Mahmood stepped down from the role, saying she "strongly disagreed" with him on the economy.


In January 2016, Shabana Mahmood was elected to represent the Parliamentary Labour Party on Labour's National Executive Committee, and was re-elected in July 2016.


In November 2016, Shabana Mahmood was elected one of the vice chairs of Labour's National Policy Forum.


Shabana Mahmood supported Owen Smith in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Party leadership election.


In November 2016, Shabana Mahmood did not vote on a motion in Parliament for the UK to withdraw support for the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.


Shabana Mahmood was joined by Lucy Powell, Ed Miliband, Jo Platt and others.


Shabana Mahmood has served on the Public Accounts Committee between September 2017 and April 2021.


In January 2014, Shabana Mahmood was nominated for the Politician of the Year award at the British Muslim Awards.


In 2018, Shabana Mahmood was named as one of the Brummies Who Inspire in celebration of the 175th anniversary of Birmingham City University.