Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, FRSA (Bengali: টিউলিপ রেজওয়ানা সিদ্দীক; born 16 September 1982) is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician. She was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Hampstead and Kilburn at the 2015 general election. She is vice-chairwoman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism and a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee. She was previously a councillor for Regent’s Park and Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities in Camden Council.
At the age of 16, Siddiq joined the Labour Party. She has worked for Amnesty International, the Greater London Authority, political consultancy at Philip Gould Associates, Save the Children, and Brunswick, where she worked on corporate social responsibilities initiatives for major British manufacturers, as well as MPs Oona King, Sadiq Khan and Harry Cohen. Siddiq worked on Ed Miliband’s campaign to be leader of the Labour Party, and as a special advisor to Tessa Jowell. She has campaigned for political parties internationally, and in 2008, she campaigned for Barack Obama in the U.S.
In a 2006 by-election, Siddiq stood for Camden Council but did not win. It was a safe Liberal Democrats seat which had been held by them for 25 years. In May 2010, in the Camden election, Siddiq became the first Bengali female councillor in Camden Council, where she was Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities until May 2014.
In July 2013, Siddiq was selected as the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in the 2015 general election, following a vote by local party members, despite being the victim of a smear campaign.
During 2013 and 2014, after being selected as Labour candidate, she campaigned on various topics, including against the proposed high-speed railway expansion High Speed 2, and in opposition to high pay day lender charges on Kilburn High Road. She has also 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.