Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq praised for early role tackling anti-Semitism

PUBLISHED: 16:35 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:34 10 June 2015

Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

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Newly-elected Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has taken on a key parliamentary role in tackling anti-Semitism.

Ms Siddiq has been made a vice-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Semitism having been elected last month.

The 32-year-old former Camden councillor said: “I have been shocked by the increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in my constituency and across the country in the last few years.

“Over the course of the parliament I hope to be able to play an instrumental role in the task of locating, confronting and eradicating anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head.”

Ms Siddiq’s appointment was welcomed by leaders in the Jewish community.

Laura Marks, founder of interfaith charity Mitzvah Day and co-chairman of Women in Jewish Leadership, said: “Tulip is going to be a leading light in this area. She’s vibrant and she’s really engaged in local community issues.

“Having somebody from a Muslim background getting involved in tackling anti-Semitism is encouraging.

“As Jews, we are also responsible for making sure Islamophobia and all other racism is tackled.”

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