Thursday, May 30

Tulip Siddique MP, proud of being the granddaughter of Bangabandhu, won a huge victory for the second time



Labour’s Tulip Siddiq has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of wasting time “scaremongering” the British public during the election campaign rather than focusing on the vital Brexit negotiations.

The MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, who is bidding to hold her seat in the face of a Conservative challenge, accused Mrs May squandering months of vital EU talks with an unnecessary election.

Speaking as she arrived at the Camden count, she said it was good that, according to exit polls, the Tories appear to have failed to deliver the landslide victory they were seeking.

All I could say is that’s good, because she has underestimated the British public, said Ms Siddiq.

People don’t like scaremongering which is what she tried to do.

It was an unnecessary election at a time when we should be making decisions for the country.

She has wasted three months of the precious two years of Brexit negotiations.

Ms Siddiq is looking to hold on to the Hampstead and Kilburn seat which she held with a 1,138 majority in 2015.

It has been a Conservative target as the parties tries to make gains in London, but the 34-year-old refused to be drawn on whether the polls, suggesting a strong night for Labour, mean she is in line for victory.

Never trust the polls, I’ve been fooled by the polls before, she said.