Glenda Jackson MP, Labour
Majority: 42 (0.08%)
Glenda Jackson has been the Labour MP for Hampstead & Kilburn since 2010 but has announced her intention to stand down in 2015. She previously represented the now abolished constituency of Hampstead & Highgate from 1992 to 2010. Jackson has served on the Work & Pensions Committee since 2010 and previously served as both a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Environment (1997-99) and Shadow Transport Spokesperson (1996-97).
Ashcroft polling (August 2014): CON: 30%, LAB: 47%, LD: 13%, UKIP: 2%, Green: 6%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Simon Marcus is a Conservative Councillor in the London borough of Camden. Prior to his election to Camden Council in 2012, Marcus worked for the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels and founded the Tottenham-based Boxing Academy in 2006, a charity that provides mainstream-alternative education and mentorship to at-risk teenagers. Marcus contested the constituency of Barking in the 2010 General Election and served as a member of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel established in the wake of the 2011 riots.
Tulip Siddiq is currently a Labour Councillor in the London borough of Camden, where she serves as a Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities. Siddiq has previously served as a policy advisor to Dame Tessa Jowell MP and press officer for the London Labour Party. Siddiq is the neice of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and grand-daughter the country’s ‘Founding Father’ and first Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibar Rahman.
Maajid Nawaz is the Co-Founder and Chairman of anti-extremism think tank Quilliam Foundation. He is a frequent commentator on Islamist extremism and human rights campaigner. Formerly a member of a global Islamist organization, Nawaz spent four years as an Amnesty International ‘prisoner of conscience’ in Egypt. Nawaz holds a BA in Arabic from SOAS and a MSc in Political Theory from LSE.
Magnus Nielson, a graduate of the University of London, is currently the chairman of UKIP’s Camden branch. He has run for MP three times since 2001, contesting Holborn and St Pancras in 2001, Hampstead and Highgate in 2005, and Hampstead and Kilburn in 2010.