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Who is Zarah Sultana?

Zarah Sultana (born 31 October 1993) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry South since the 2019 general election. A supporter of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, she is on the left-wing of the Labour Party.

Labour MP Zarah Sultana contacts police over Ukraine death threat

Labour MP Zarah Sultana contacts police over Ukraine death threat
Labour MP Zarah Sultana contacts police over Ukraine death threat

Labour MP Zarah Sultana has received a death threat following what she called “misleading reports” over her stance on Ukraine.

In a statement on her Twitter page, Ms Sultana said she had been accused of being “Putin’s wh**e” in an email “full of racist abuse”.

She said: “I received a death threat from someone calling me ‘Putin’s wh**e’. I am in no doubt this horrific attack is the result of misleading reports and press comments.

“The environment this creates threatens the safety of public figures and narrows our democracy.”

Zarah Sultana Biography, Wiki

Zarah Sultana is‌ ‌the‌ Labour ‌MP‌ ‌for Coventry South‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ 2019 ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌slim majority‌ ‌of‌ 401 over‌ ‌the Conservative‌ ‌Party.‌ ‌

Covering the centre of Coventry including the cathedral, Coventry South is the marginally more affluent of the City’s three constituencies.  .  It spreads down from the city centre in the north to include the highly deprived area of St Michaels, alongside some more middle class housing in Earlsdon, Cannon park, and Westwood Heath. Coventry University is found within this seat, alongside Coventry cathedral.

Born in 1993, Zarah Sultana, studied International Relations and Economics at the University of Birmingham‌.  She worked as a marketing and engagement officer before being elected to Parliament at the age of just 26.

She previously sat on the National Executive of the National Union of Students.

Sultana is positioned on the left of the Labour Party, and is arguably the most outspoken of the party’s 2019 intake of MPs.

An opponent of New Labour, in her Maiden speech in the House of Commons she attacked what she labelled as the last ’40 years of Thatcherism’.

She is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group of MPs, and supported Rebecca Long Bailey in the 2020 Labour Leadership election.

Well known for her internet videos, and her trenchantly expressed views on Twitter, Sultana has been dubbed as the ‘MP for Twitter’.  She has over 150,000 followers on the social media platform and rising.  She also has over a 100,000 followers on Instagram.

In 2021, the Sunday Times ran an article entitled, ‘No expense spared by Trotskyist’s heir’ in which it detailed an expenses claim of £1,193.80 by Sultana to purchase a new top of the range iPhone.

Sultan is a Muslim of Pakistani descent.  She has campaigned against male violence towards women and girls.

She previously apologised for a 2015 social media post that said she would celebrate when ‘the likes of Blair, Netanyahu, and Bush’ die.

Zarah Sultana Biography Wikipedia
Zarah Sultana
NameZarah Sultana
Birthday31 October 1993
Age26
GenderFemale
NationalityBritish
EthnicityMuslim
ProfessionPolitician
Instagram@zarahsultanamp
Twitter@zarahsultana

Zarah Sultana Career

Sultana was listed a fifth of seven among the Labour candidates for the 2019 European Parliament elections in the West Midlands constituency, meaning that she would be elected if Labour received enough votes in the region to appoint five MEPs. She was not elected, as Labour won only one MEP in the constituency.

In October 2019, she was selected as the Labour candidate for Coventry South, after the incumbent Labour MP Jim Cunningham announced that he would stand down. Her campaign was backed by Unite the Union, Momentum, the Fire Brigades Union, the Communication Workers Union and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union. Sultana was elected at the 2019 general election, with a majority of 401 votes.

During the 2019 election campaign, The Jewish Chronicle reported that in 2015, whilst she was a student, Sultana made social media posts from a subsequently deleted account which implied that she would celebrate the deaths of the former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former US President George W. Bush and she supported “violent resistance” by Palestinians.

As a teenager, Sultana sent tweets telling someone whom she described as pro-Israel to “jump off a cliff” and compared the Holocaust to those who died in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Chechnya. In tweets, Sultana said her mother was displeased when she discovered her father was Jewish, and Sultana used slang phrases for white people—”YT” and “the white woman”—to describe some Jewish people. 

Sultana apologised for the posts and stated that she no longer held those views and “wrote them out of frustration rather than any malice”. The Labour Party re-interviewed her as a consequence of the posts, but she remained the party’s candidate. 

After her election, The Jewish Chronicle reported on a further social media post made by Sultana in 2015, in which she stated that students supporting Zionism were “advocating a racist ideology…and champion[ing] a state created through ethnic cleansing, sustained through occupation, apartheid and war crimes.”

In her maiden speech, she decried “40 years of Thatcherism”, criticised the effects of austerity, and voiced her support for a Green New Deal to combat climate change. She joined the left-wing Socialist Campaign Group shortly after being elected and in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election, nominated Rebecca Long-Bailey for leader and Richard Burgon for deputy leader. Neither was elected.

In January 2020, Sultana was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Dan Carden, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. She was removed from this role by Keir Starmer when he became leader in April 2020.

In December 2020, UNICEF announced that it would provide £25,000 to the charity School Food Matters so that vulnerable children and families in Southwark could be supplied with thousands of breakfast boxes over the Christmas school holidays.

In parliament, Sultana said that it was the first time UNICEF had been required to “feed working-class kids in the UK. But while children go hungry, a wealthy few enjoy obscene riches”. She mentioned that Jacob Rees-Mogg is “reportedly in line to receive an £800,000 dividend payout this year”.

Rees-Mogg criticised UNICEF’s action and called it “a political stunt of the lowest order”. Sultana then sent Rees-Mogg a copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, writing inside “Jacob, it seems this wasn’t on Eton’s reading list. Merry Christmas, Zarah”.

In January 2021, Sultana called for prisoners to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccinations, describing them as “a high-risk setting for transmission” and as such, it would be a “humane approach to a completely disenfranchised population”.

In April 2021, Sultana was profiled by Marie Le Conte for Vogue magazine, along with her Labour colleagues Charlotte Nichols, Taiwo Owatemi, and Sarah Owen. She spoke about the abuse she receives as a Muslim and as a woman of colour, including death threats and being told to ‘go back to her own country’. Sultana was described as “one of the most left-wing new Labour MPs” who had “made a name for herself as an outspoken critic of the Government”.

In May 2021, alongside celebrities and other public figures, Sultana was a signatory to an open letter from Stylist magazine which called on the government to address what it described as an “epidemic of male violence” by funding an “ongoing, high-profile, expert-informed awareness campaign on men’s violence against women and girls”.

On 24 February 2022, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sultana was one of 11 Labour MPs threatened with losing the party whip after they signed a statement by the Stop the War Coalition which questioned the legitimacy of NATO and accused the defensive alliance of “eastward expansion”. All 11 MPs subsequently removed their signatures.

Some Interesting Facts About Zarah Sultana

  • Zarah Sultana is a politician who works for the Labour Party was born on  31 October 1993 West Midlands, England and it is known that she spent her whole childhood in Lozells, Birmingham.
  • 26 years Sultana originates from Pakistan as her grandfather migrated to England from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan in the 1960s.
  • Sultana nationality is British though she is a Muslim and her height and weight are still not known.
  • Studying in  Holte School which is a non-selective community school she later joined a grammar school called King Edward VI Handsworth School.
  • Joining the Labour party in 2011 she started her political journey. When she was still in university she was elected as the Young Labour and the National Union of Students by the National Executive Council.
  • On 31 October 2019 being elected for the Coventry South as a Labour candidate her real fight for politics began.
  • Unite the Union, Momentum, the Fire Brigades Union, the Communication Workers Union and Bakers, Foos and Allied Workers’ Union are the supporter of her campaign.
  • Being elected with a majority of 401 votes she joined the Socialist Campaign Group after she was elected.
  • She has a Wikipedia profile and her Instagram account has 2924 followers.
  • People can know her views from her Twitter account also.

Zarah Sultana FAQ’s

Who is Zarah Sultana?

Zarah Sultana (born 31 October 1993) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry South since the 2019 general election. A supporter of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, she is on the left-wing of the Labour Party.

How old is Zarah Sultana?

Zarah Sultana is currently 28 years old.

What happened to Zarah Sultana?

Labour MP Zarah Sultana has received a death threat following what she called “misleading reports” over her stance on Ukraine.

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