Zarah Sultana

Labour MP for Coventry South

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Zarah Sultana’s voting in Parliament

Zarah Sultana is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Zarah Sultana sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Zarah Sultana’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Zarah Sultana’s full vote analysis page for more.

Zarah Sultana has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Government's Management of the Economy 23 Feb 2021

    I had been an MP for only a few months when the pandemic hit, and hearing about its impact on my constituents has been harrowing. We have seen demand at Coventry food bank skyrocket. The number of people on universal credit has doubled. Thousands have lost their jobs. Now, more than 2.5 million children go to bed hungry. But what I find most difficult—what makes me shake with anger—is...
  • Covid-19: Road Map 22 Feb 2021

    We have more than 120,000 covid deaths, the highest death rate of any large country in the world, and the deepest recession of any major economy. This is the Government’s horrific pandemic record. The Prime Minister now claims that he has taken a cautious approach to easing restrictions, but Government scientists themselves have warned that the big bang reopening of schools on 8 March...
  • Petition - Support for market traders 10 Feb 2021

    I rise to present a petition on behalf of Coventry South residents in support of Coventry market traders, following the difficulties they have faced during the covid-19 pandemic. Alongside it there is a petition from the Coventry Market Traders’ Federation on the same topic, which has been signed by dozens of traders. The petition states: The petition of residents of the constituency of...

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Labour MP for Coventry South

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Asylum: Napier Barracks
  • Care Homes: Coronavirus
  • Asylum
  • Breast Cancer: Health Services
  • Coronavirus: Screening

Currently held offices

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 21 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
From 6 July 2020, a trustee of the Albany Theatre, Coventry. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 09 July 2020)

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