Tulip Siddiq MP

MP for Hampstead and Kilburn

The values that More United holds are very important to me. It is clear our politics is getting more divided and it’s important for those of us who agree with these values to stand up for what we believe in.

Tulip co-led More United’s immigration campaign, working alongside Nicky Morgan MP (Conservative) and Christine Jardine MP (Liberal Democrat). Inspired by the 17,200 of you who took part in our survey on immigration, she wrote to the Chancellor, advocating the restoration of the budget for the Migrant Impact Fund in the 2018 Autumn Budget. She also wrote to her fellow MPs, encouraging them to add their voices to More United’s campaign. Recently she wrote an open letter, alongside Christine and Nicky, to the Home Secretary, asking for our views to be included in the upcoming Immigration Bill. Specifically, they asked for a Migration and Communities Fund; an annual Parliamentary debate on migration; an end to the use of any arbitrary net migration targets; and better enforcement of the rules that are already available to us.

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Tulip has been a fantastic example of More United’s cross-party model. Although she had never met Christine Jardine before, as a direct result of working together on the immigration campaign, Tulip sought Christine out to support her campaign to end indefinite detention and invited London-based More United supporters to join the related campaign rally. Tulip was backed by More United supporters during the 2017 election.

With a background in the charity sector working for Amnesty International and Save The Children, Tulip has, as an MP, continued fighting against injustice, most recently running a campaign to put a time limit on the detention of detainees, such as refugees. She is vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism and a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee. She also has a track record of standing up for the needs of disabled people, campaigning against cuts to social care and for improved accessibility at tube stations.

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