29 Facts About Tulip Siddiq


Tulip Siddiq was born in St Helier Hospital in St Helier, London, and has an elder brother, Radwan "Bobby" Mujib, and a younger sister, Azmina Siddiq.


Tulip Siddiq was raised a Muslim and has said that her "family embraced multicultural Britain".


Tulip Siddiq attended The Royal School, Hampstead, and Mill Hill School before completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature at University College London and then a master's degree at King's College London.


Tulip Siddiq's father suffered a stroke, which left him disabled and unable to speak for five years.


Tulip Siddiq has cited the National Health Service and the care her disabled father received as the reason why she joined.


Tulip Siddiq identified Barbara Castle as her political heroine and has described her mother and maternal aunt as "two very strong feminists".


Tulip Siddiq has worked for Amnesty International, the Greater London Authority, at Philip Gould Associates, the political consultancy firm run by New Labour strategist Philip Gould, Save the Children, and Brunswick, where she worked on corporate social responsibility initiatives for major British manufacturers, as well as for MPs Oona King, Sadiq Khan and Harry Cohen.


Tulip Siddiq worked on Ed Miliband's campaign to be leader of the Labour Party, and as a special advisor to Tessa Jowell.


Tulip Siddiq has campaigned for political parties internationally and, in 2008, campaigned for Barack Obama in the US.


In July 2013, Tulip Siddiq was selected by local party members as the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency, despite a smear campaign.


Tulip Siddiq later claimed that because of her Muslim surname, she was advised against standing in the constituency by senior party members due to Hampstead's large Jewish population.


Tulip Siddiq campaigned in support of local services, such as to keep Belsize Fire Station open, to improve disabled access at West Hampstead tube station and to save the Swiss Cottage post office.


In June 2015, Tulip Siddiq was appointed a vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism.


Tulip Siddiq is a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee.


In November 2016, Tulip Siddiq supported a motion in Parliament for the UK to withdraw support for the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.


Tulip Siddiq won an endorsement from Camden for Europe, Open Britain and Best for Britain, due to her decision to vote against Article 50.


Tulip Siddiq retained her seat with an increased majority of 15,560.


Tulip Siddiq had been stopped with her daughter at UK border control whilst returning from a family holiday until her husband joined them, because she did not have the same surname in her passport as her child.


The programme's editor, Ben de Pear, complained about Tulip Siddiq's "threatening behaviour" to a pregnant producer, while Tulip Siddiq complained to the police about her interlocutors.


Tulip Siddiq later apologised in a statement to the producer, Daisy Ayliffe, for the offence caused.


In May 2018, Tulip Siddiq supported an equal pay campaign aimed at building pressure on employers.


Tulip Siddiq was a board member of West Euston Partnership and is governor of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.


Tulip Siddiq served as national BAME Officer for Young Labour and Women's Officer for London Young Labour.


Tulip Siddiq is an executive board member of Unite the Union, a member of the Co-operative Party, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the Commonwealth Journalists Association.


Tulip Siddiq oversaw Camden's engagement with the 2012 London Olympics, which saw the launch of three legacy schemes to encourage more physical activities, Camden Sports Academy, School and Community Games, and Pro-Active Ambassadors.


Tulip Siddiq served two years as a school governor at Beckford Primary School and Richard Cobden Primary School and is a current governor at the Working Men's College in Camden.


Tulip Siddiq has written for Hampstead and Highgate Express as a foreign correspondent, primarily covering the US elections.


Tulip Siddiq is a Muslim, but said she is "more cultural than religious".


Since becoming an MP, Tulip Siddiq has spoken at Limmud and attends synagogue events.