Apsana Begum MP
Labour MP for Poplar & Limehouse
I grew up on Tarling East Estate in Shadwell, went to Harry Gosling Primary School, then Mulberry School for Girls and later Queen Mary, University of London. I am a socialist, politicised by my experiences of growing up in a council estate and seeing the injustices and deprivation, as well as the power of community and solidarity.
I’ve served as Branch Secretary, CLP Equalities Officer and CLP Secretary. I’ve consistently supported a new kind of politics: building trust among ethnically diverse and working class members, supporting a new generation of activists and engaging the wider membership. I’ve worked in the public sector promoting diversity and inclusion, and I’m a proud member of Unite and UNISON.