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Thu, September 20, 2018
Tulip awarded 'Labour Newcomer MP of the year'
Dhaka, 25 Nov, Abnews: Labour Party MP and granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tulip Rizwana Siddiq has received an award for 'Labour Newcomer MP of the year' at the annual Patchwork Foundation Awards in Westminster.  
 
She recently received the award from the Speaker of the House of Commons John Simon Bercow, according to a message received here yesterday. 
 
“I was so proud to receive a certificate for Labour Newcomer of the Year and to speak to the brilliant volunteers about life as an MP”, she posted her reaction in Facebook after receiving the award.
 
The Patchwork Foundation is a UK-wide organization that supports the integration of different communities into British democracy and civil society.
 
Tulip retained her Hampstead and Kilburn seat in the June 8 elections with a margin of 15,560 votes.
 
She polled 34,464 against her Conservative rival’s Claire-Louise Leyland 18,904 in Hampstead and Kilburn seat.
 
Tulip was first elected to represent the constituency in the general election of May 2015.
 
After the election, Tulip was inducted into the shadow cabinet of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and joined Shadow Minister of Education Angela Rayner’s team of four as the Shadow Minister of Early Years education.
 
She, however, resigned as the shadow minister following Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to impose a three-line whip on Labour MPs to vote in favour of triggering Article 50.
 
Tulip's maiden speech in the House of Commons was rated among top seven memorable speeches, according to a ranking by BBC.
 
She was a former councilor in Regent’s Park and Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities in Camden Council, according to Wikipedia.
 
Born in Mitcham, London in 1982, Tulip completed two Master’s degrees -- one in English literature and another in Politics, Policy and Government -- from King’s College London.
 
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