Congratulations to local campaigner Tulip Siddiq, who has been selected to be Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn. This follows Glenda Jackson’s decision to step down at the 2015 elections, after 23 years as local MP. Turnout was high, with more than 370 members of the local party taking part. Tulip is a widely-respected cabinet member on Camden Borough Council, and will bring that experience to her campaign to become Hampstead and Kilburn’s MP.
After the results were announced Tulip told Labour Party members: “It is a huge honour to be selected to follow Glenda Jackson, Camden has been my home for 16 years and is where I spent my formative years. It’s also now where my husband and I share our home, and the area I care passionately about.”
“Across the country the Tories continue to attack the living standards of millions of ordinary people. Locally they are making the wrong choices by closing Belsize Park Police Station and our A&E at Central Middlesex Hospital. People in Camden need a Labour voice more than ever, and the country needs a Labour governement. Our campaign starts now to make sure we keep Hampstead and Kilburn Labour and throw this out of touch, failing Tory-LibDem Government out of office at the earliest opportunity.”
Neil Nerva, chairman of Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party said: “Local members have selected an excellent campaigner who will work hard to unite Hampstead and Kilburn across the boroughs of Brent and Camden and campaign tirelessly on the issues that matter to local people.”