Articles by: Tulip Siddiq

Foreign Office questions – #FreeNazanin

Foreign Office questions – #FreeNazanin

January 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Before Christmas, the Foreign Secretary told both Richard Ratcliffe and myself that he would “leave no stone unturned” in his efforts to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe. Unfortunately, the welcome change of step from the Government proved unable to ensure her freedom. With Nazanin now eligible for parole […]

 
Debate – Both parents’ names on passports

Debate – Both parents’ names on passports

December 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Today in Parliament, I led a debate on the campaign to include both parents’ names in children’s passports. I highlighted just a few examples of the hundreds of thousands of parents who have been stopped at the border in the past five years to prove they are related to their […]

 
EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill

November 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

Today, Parliament will begin debating the next stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. As residents will be aware, I joined my Labour Party colleagues in voting against the Bill at Second Reading. I believe the Bill constituted a brazen power grab by Ministers who seem to be doing everything possible […]

 
Statement from Tulip Siddiq MP on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Foreign Secretary must retract his comments

Statement from Tulip Siddiq MP on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Foreign Secretary must retract his comments

November 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Tulip Siddiq MP said: “The Foreign Secretary must immediately retract his comments to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee regarding my constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In Nazanin’s case, words have power. The Government are aware of this, as for the last 19 months they have refused to call for Nazanin’s release from […]

 
APPG Early Years

APPG Early Years

November 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

I recently chaired a meeting of the APPG Early Years to discuss the financial sustainability of early years providers, attended by dozens of nursery owners and early years professionals. With the meeting taking place before the Budget, attendees were keen to stress the impact of underfunding and to outline the […]