Last night I attended the Ham & High / London Jewish Forum hustings for the Hampstead and Kilburn candidates, hosted by JW3. And I came away impressed as always by Labour candidate Tulip Saddiq.
Tulip’s passion for and knowledge of the area where she grew up shone through. She talked about the need to save the NHS. She criticised the last Labour government’s failure to prioritise the environment. And she demonstrated her deep knowledge of international affairs.
I was most impressed by Tulip’s understanding of the need to tackle the housing crisis in London. She explained that with a third of her constituents living in private rented accommodation, the Labour party’s pledge to regulate rogue landlords, bring in longer tenancies with stable rents, and ban letting agent fees for tenants were priorities that would make a real difference to Hampstead and Kilburn.
I have known Tulip for years. She is a conscientious and hard-working individual, and she would make a great MP for Hampstead and Kilburn.
Learn more about her and her campaign on her website http://www.tulipsiddiq.com/.