Shabana Mahmood MP has been nominated for the MP of the year award, in association with Mosaic Associates, Three Faiths Forum, UpRising and The National Union of Students.
On being nominated, Shabana Mahmood MP said:
“I’d like to thank Usman Ali for nominating me for MP of the year award. It is such an honour to be nominated, and I am humbled by his recommendation. To have my work recognised by my constituents and peers is a great privilege, I will endeavour to represent my constituents with the utmost transparency and boldness.”
The awards are to be held on... Read more...
On November 4th 2014, Shabana Mahmood MP spoke in the debate on meat slaughtered in accordance with religious rites.
In the debate Shabana Mahmood MP said:
“I am a practicing Muslim, and so these issues in relation to religious slaughter matter to me personally, they also matter to many thousands of my constituents who are also Muslim… As a person of practicing a religious faith it is important to me that when I am buying meat I know as to whether it is Halal or not and whether it has been stunned or not prior to slaughter…consumers have the right to know... Read more...
On Wednesday 15th October Breast Cancer Care met with Shabana Mahmood MP at Parliament, after a survey by the charity revealed that the majority (90%) of secondary breast cancer patients are experiencing physical pain, many almost daily.
As part of Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13th), Shabana Mahmood MP attended the event - hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer - to meet with women who have been diagnosed with the disease, and highlight the charity’s campaign and petition. Alarmingly the survey findings reveal that... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP said today:
"We all agree that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are illegal under international law and they are not part of Israel. As such, they are an obstacle to a two state solution and a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. My position on the boycott of illegal settlement goods - precisely because the settlements themselves are illegal - is a difference of view with my party that is genuinely and respectfully held.
"There is no disagreement that a more general boycott of Israel would not contribute towards a lasting peace in the region -... Read more...
Earlier today Shabana spoke at the launch of a new report from the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT). Their new report, 'The Umbrella Company Con-Trick' examines how thousands of construction workers are seeing cuts in their pay as a result of being forced to operate via umbrella companies.
In her remarks, Shabana welcomed UCATT's new report and also their work on the wider issue of false self-employment which she has spent many... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP, Labour’s shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, responding to HMRC figures published today showing the amount of uncollected tax in the UK rising, said: “
These damning figures show that this Government is totally failing to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. According to HMRC’s own assessment, the amount of uncollected tax rose again last year and has now gone up by £3 billion on George Osborne’s watch.
“At a time when working people face a cost-of-living crisis, our NHS is going backwards and the deficit is still high, it’s even... Read more...