Tulip Siddiq among influential politicians in London

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

same category.

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

1975.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)