DHAKA Bangladesh origin United Kingdom's Labour Party
lawmaker and Sheikh Rehana's daughter Tulip Siddiq has been ranked on the
most influential politicians' list in London this year according to a
message received here today.
Evening Standard a London based newspaper has ranked her name in the
Westminster category on its Progress 1000 list for 2019.
Tulip granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and niece of
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been enlisted along with British Prime
Minister Boris Johnson Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson in the
The newspaper publishes the list every year which includes the most
influential individuals of London contributed to the areas like business
technology science politics design culture and the arts.
Tulip Siddiq MP from Hampstead and Kilburn made headlines around the world
when she delayed her caesarian section to vote against Theresa May's Brexit
deal Evening Standard said in a citation.
It said if she not turned up in person she would have lost her voting
opportunity or relied on the unreliable pairing system. Her dramatic
decision forced the Government to set up a landmark proxy voting system for
expectant and new parents which is very important to us.
She was first elected to Britain's House of Commons in May 2015 from
London's Hampstead and Kilburn and drew global attention with her maiden
speech in parliament.
Tulip had termed herself a daughter of asylum seeker in the speech while
describing her mother Sheikh Rehana's ordeal as she was looking for
political shelter in London after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman with most of his family members was killed on August 15 in
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)