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Tulip Siddiq

Breakthrough for mothers in Parliament thanks to the actions of Hampstead and Kilburn MP and Old Millhillian Tulip Siddiq

Old Millhillian, Tulip Siddiq (Weymouth 1999-2001)
Old Millhillian, Tulip Siddiq (Weymouth 1999-2001)
Tulip Siddiq  lobbied for changes to the backwards procedures of Parliament after discovering there is no maternity leave for MPs and no way of casting  a vote by proxy nor electronic means.  She was back at work 6 weeks after giving birth to her first child as a result.  

Her second child was due to be born by planned C-section on 15th January – the same date as Parliament’s “Meaningful Vote” on Brexit and Tulip took the deciison to push this back to ensure she could take part in the vote. 

The image of her voting, heavily pregnant and in a wheelchair finally highlighted the need for change. with the voting rules changing almost immediately. 

Tulip's son Raphael arrived safely a few days later. Congratulations to all the family. 

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